The summer of 15 year old Rita has begun and promises to be neither good nor bad. She dedicates herself to sunbathing on her balcony—a place that she also makes sure to drench with water. And she knows that she can count on Sara, the friend with whom she shares her daytime and night-time meanderings. But, at the Community center, a photography exhibition about the Papuan people turns everything upside down and paves the way for new possibilities. Rita becomes convinced that her destiny is linked by Fatum with that of the exhibition’s curator, who is none other than her new neighbour, a mature man. As a variation on the theme of the young woman, John From creates tensions between the banalities of everyday life and the will to exalt them, while the film asks: how will Rita invoke the powers of imagination and fantasy to submit reality to her desires?
Réalisateur et monteur, João Nicolau a présenté tous ses films à Belfort depuis Rapace en 2006 (Grand Prix du court métrage ex aequo et Prix du public court métrage) : Chanson d’amour et de bonne santé en 2009 (Grand Prix du court métrage), L’Epée et la Rose, son premier long métrage en 2010, et O Dom das lagrimas en 2012.
- Julia Palha, Clara Riedl, Filipe Vargas, Adriano Luz
- João Nicolau, Mariana Ricardo
- Mario Castanheira
- Miguel Martins
- Alessandro Comodin
- João Lobo
- Bruno Duarte
- O Som e A Fúria, Luis Urbano - Shellac Sud, Thomas Ordonneau
The film is selected for the Eurocks One+One award