De Menor (en)

De Menor
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First movie: 

Premier film


Caru Alves de Souza


  • Brazil




72 min.


Caru Alves de Souza, Fabio Meira


Willem Dias


Tatá Aeroplano

Director of photography: 

Jacob Solitrenick


Rita Batata, Giovanni Gallo, Caco Ciocler, Rui Ricardo Diaz, Diego Pablito


Synopsis : 

Helena is a young lawyer who divides her time between her work as an advocate for young children and teenagers at the city of Santos Court, in Brazil, and Caio, the teenager with whom she leads a harmonious and honest life. However, her relationship is put to the test when Caio commits a felony and Helena is in charge of defending him.


The project has received the following supports : Brazilian Ministry of Culture, Secretary of Culture of the State of São Paulo.


Director's biography: 

Caru Alves de Souza (Brazil, 1979) is a young director, filmmaker and scriptwriter. She has directed television documentaries and two award-winning feature films. She is currently writing two feature film screenplays, both awarded in competitions, Sonhos de Rossi and Bagdá. De Menor is her first feature film.


De Menor - Feature - Postproduction
2012 - O mundo de Ulim e Oilut - Short - Fiction
2011 - Assunto de família - Short - Fiction
2010 - Vestígios - Documentary
2008 - Mascarianas - Documentary

Production notes: 

TANGERINA ENTRETENIMENTO was founded by the filmmaker Tata Amaral in collaboration with Caru Alves de Souza, belonging to the new generation of Brazilian filmmakers. Their productions have been showcased in Brazil and abroad. Some of its award-winning productions are Antonia, exhibited in Berlin, Rotterdam and other festivals; Hoje, winner of the 2011 Brasilia festival, and the short-film Assunto de Familia, presented in more than 20 festivals. Its work features dense stories, but always adopting a delicate and feminine perspective.