Director of photography:
Grace Passô (Juliana), Russo APR (Russão), Rejane Faria (Lúcia), Juliana Abreu (Jaque), Renato Novaes (Jairo), Hélio Ricardo (Hélio)
Brief synopsis of the project:
Juliana is moving from Itaúna to the metropolitan town of Contagem to work as an agent on the combat against endemics in the region. On her new job, she meets people and lives unusual situations that starts changing her life. At the same time, she faces difficulties on the relationship with her husband, who is about to move as well to the big city.
The film was funded by Minas Gerais local “Filme em Minas”, in partnership with Ancine’s Sectorial Funds (FSA).
Graduated in History at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais and in Cinema at Escola Livre de Cinema in Belo Horizonte, André Novais Oliveira has directed the shorts Fantasmas, Pouco Mais de Um Mês and Quintal (the last two were selected for Cannes' Directors’ Fortnight). He also directed the feature Ela Volta na Quinta, Special Jury Prize in BAFICI 2015. He has been a partner in Filmes de Plástico production company since 2009, along with Gabriel Martins, Maurilio Martins and Thiago Macêdo Correia.
2015 - Quintal - fiction - 20 min.
2014 - Ela volta na quinta - fiction - 108 min.
2013 - Pouco mais de um mês - fiction - 23 min.
Notes de production:
Filmes de Plástico was created in 2009 by André Novais Oliveira, Gabriel Martins, Maurilio Martins and Thiago Macêdo Correia. It specialized in independent films build around complex characters, usually marginalized by society, proposing a more human and possible portray of the periphery in Brazil. Its films were selected and awarded in several film festivals, such as Cannes (three times at Directors’ Fortnight), IFFR, FIDMarseille, BAFICI, Durban, Melbourne, IndieLisboa and Clermont-Ferrand.