Cidade; Campo (en)

Cidade; Campo

Chosen in: 


Juliana Rojas


  • Brazil






Juliana Rojas


Cristina Amaral

Director of photography: 

Cris Lyra , Andrade Drummond


Andrea Marquee (Tania), Fernanda Viana (Joana), Kalleb Oliveira (Jaime), Mirella Façanha (Flavia), Bruna Linzmeyer (Mara)




Fiche festival: 

Synopsis : 

Two tales of migration between city and countryside. In the first part, after a tailings dam disaster flood her hometown, rural worker Joana moves to São Paulo to find her sister Tania who lives with her grandson Jaime. Joana struggles to thrive in the "working city". In the second part, after the death of her estranged father, Flavia moves to his farm with her wife Mara. The nature forces the two women to face frustrations and cope with old memories and ghosts.


World Cinéma Fund
Films After Tomorrow - Locarno
Film-und Medienstiftung NRW - Germany Fund

Director's biography: 

Writer and director. Juliana's solo work includes the awarded short films Doppelgänger (Special Mention, Cannes Critics' Week) and The Passage Of The Comet (Rotterdam), and the feature film Necropolis Symphony (FIPRESCI Award, Mar del Plata). With Marco Dutra, she directed the short films The White Sheet (Cinéfondation, Cannes) and Um Ramo (Kodak Discovery Award, Cannes Critics' Week) and the feature films Hard Labor (Un Certain Regard, Cannes) and Good Manners (Special Jury Award, Locarno).


The Good Manners (2017) feature film 2h15 - Special Jury Award, Locarno
Doppelgänger (2012) short film 26 min - Special Mention, Cannes Critics' Week
Hard Labor  (2011) feature film 1h39 - Un Certain Regard Cannes

Production notes: 

Juliana Rojas and Dezenove Som e Imagens already have a strong partnership of years, presenting several films worldwide in important festivals through the years. Cidade; Campo is a solo work by Juliana, that presents universal conflicts, with an already characteristic kind of cinema of this author, making our goal making a national and international pathway, presenting to the Films in Progress Toulouse, which will certainly provide a strong mark in this delicate project.