Selection : International Feature Films 2018

Long way home

André Novais Oliveira

Audience Award Best Feature film

In order to take a new job as an employee in the public sanitation department, Juliana moves from the inner city of Itaúna to the metropolitan town of Contagem in Brazil. While waiting for her husband to join her, she adapts to her new life, meeting people and discovering new horizons, trying to overcome her past.

In his first short films, André Novais Oliveira used fiction to transform his family unit, turning his relationship with his parents into a wonderful comic act. With Long way home, he goes one step further into fiction territory to build a new community. In a generous and loving gesture, he invites us into this unherited or chosen family. This family that allows Juliana, a broken character, to start over after having lost everything. Temporada (the original title), "season" in Portuguese, is a very present film which takes the necessary time to listen to its characters and offers them a rare depth. With its slow and vibrant rhythm, the film shows in a moving and resilient motion the limitless strength that can be sourced from this family. (Laurence Reymond)

Grace Passô, Russo Apr, Rejane Faria, Hélio Ricardo, Juliana Abreu, Renato Novaes, Sinara Teles, Jade Souza
André Novais Oliveira
Wilssa Esser
Tiago Bello, Marcos Lopes
Pedro Santiago
Gabriel Martins
Filmes de Plástico

FiGa Films, Sandro Fiorin

Born in Brazil, graduated in History and in Cinema, André Novais Oliveira has directed the short films Fantasmas, Pouco Mais de Um Mês and Quintal (these two selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight) and the feature Ela Volta na Quinta (FID Marseille, Rotterdam, Special Jury Prize in BAFICI 2015).CM/SF : Fantasmas (2010), Domingo (2011), Pouco mais de um mês (2014), Quintal (2015). LM/FF: Ela volta na quinta (2014).


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