A cidade onde envelheço (en)

A cidade onde envelheço

Chosen in: 

International title: 

The city where I'm getting old

Original version: 



Marília Rocha


  • Brazil
  • Portugal




90 min


João Dumans, Marilia Rocha, Thais Fujinaga


Francisco Moreira

Director of photography: 

Ivo Lopes Araujo


Francisca Manuel (Francisca), Francisca Santos (Teresa), Paulo Nazareth (Leandro), Jonnata Doll (Jonnata), Wederson dos Santos (Neguinho)

Synopsis : 

Francisca is a young Portuguese woman who’s been living in Brazil for a year. At her mother’s behest, she welcomes Teresa, a fellow citizen she’d lost contact with, into her home. While Teresa is enthralled, discovering the place where she means to settle and escape the crisis that has taken over her homeland, Francisca decides to go back to Lisbon. The film follows each woman’s adventures in the city and the deep bond of friendship that grows between them, forcing them to deal with conflicting desires: a will to leave for an unknown country and a relentless longing for home.

Director's biography: 

Marília Rocha lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her work has been presented in countless festivals both in Brazil and internationally, having also been shown in museums programs such as MoMA, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP) and Musée d’ethnographie de Neuchâtel (Switzerland). In 2011, Festival Visions du Réel presented a special showing of her films in Nyon, Switzerland.


A cidade onde envelheço - LM/ feature - post-producción / postproduction
2012 - Caminhos – TV serie / Série TV / TV series
2009 - A falta que me faz - Largo-metraje / Long-métrage / Feature
2008 - Acácio - Largo-metraje / Long-métrage / Feature
2005 - Aboio - Largo-metraje / Long-métrage / Feature