11/17/2019 05:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
11/21/2019 08:15 pm – Pupille Kino an der Uni Frankfurt e.V.

Brazil 2018 89 min Portugese original version with German and English subtitles
German premiere

by Brunna Laboissière

Script & DoP: Brunna Laboissière, Editors: Bruna Carvalho Almeida, Brunna Laboissière, Producers: Brunna Laboissière, Fernando Pereira dos Santos, Production: Artemísia Filmes, with: Fabiana Camila Ferreira, Priscila Cardoso

A cigarette dangling casually from her lip, she traverses the vast country day and night: Fabiana, trans woman and trucker. 30 years behind the wheel of a 30-tonner have left her callous, but not without passion and a certain levity, especially when happily reminiscing about all her encounters over the decades. For instance, with a young hitchhiker, director Brunna Laboissière. One day the laid-back trucker picked her up and they drove off together across Brazil, marking the beginning of a friendship and the birth of a film idea, ultimately resulting in FABIANA – culled from countless hours spent together on the road up to their final tour.

“A personal, witty, bitter-sweet portrait, full of energy and entertaining dialogue.” (Amos Borchert, curator of the “Focus Brazil” section)

More information: www.fabianafilme.com

Brunna Laboissière is a Brazilian director of documentaries. In 2018, she finished her first documentary feature film: FABIANA, working as director, screenwriter and producer. She started her career in cinema working in short movies as a producer assistant and photographer. In 2016, she founded the production company Artemísia Filmes focused on independent and author cinema. She graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo/Brazil.

Awards (selection): Audience Award (Olhar de Cinema, Brazil 2018), Best Film Award at Cachoeira Competition (Panorama Festival, Brazil 2018), Best Documentary Award (For Rainbow Festival, Brazil 2018)

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