Late summer of 2007, South of Brazil. Joana, 13, wants to find out why her great-aunt Rosa died at 70 without ever having dated anyone. Encouraged by her friend Carolina, Joana starts an investigation about Rosa’s past. As she confronts the values of her community, Joana realizes that all the women in her family have a secret, while something hidden inside her also reveals. She plunges into her imagination to find answers while a large wind power plant is being built in their small town.
IFF of India, Cinequest (comp.), OUTshine Miami (comp.), Stockholm IFF Junior (comp.) a.o.
"There's an enchanting sense of whimsy that runs subtly through writer/director Cristiane Oliveira's gorgeous film with the aid of strong performances from her teen leads." - The Gay Lens
Letícia Kacperski - Joana / Isabela Bressane - Carolina / Joana Vieira - Lara / Lisa Gertum Becker - Norma / Emílio Speck - Nilo / Pedro Nambuco - Thomas / Rosa Campos Velho - Rosa / Graciale Caputti - Sofia
Director: Cristiane Oliveira / Writer: Cristiane Oliveira / Co-writer: Silvia Lourenço / Cinematorgrapher: Bruno Polidoro / Editor: Tula Anagnostopoulos / Sound: Raúl Locatelli, Hudson Vasconcelos, Miriam Biderman (ABC), Ricardo Reis (ABC), Pedro Noizyman / Music: Arthur de Faria, Gustavo Breier / Art Director: Adriana Nascimento Borba / Producer: Aletéia Selonk, Cristiane Oliveira / Executive Producers: Graziella Ferst, Gina O´Donnell / Associate Producers: Gustavo Galvão, Daniel Chabannes de Sars and Corentin Dong-Jin Sénéchal / Production Company: Okna Produções (Brasil) / Associate Production Company: Epicentre Films (France) / Co-production Companies: Crisol Filmes, Locall (Brasil)
Original Title: A Primeira Morte de Joana / shot digital 4K (Alexa Mini, Zeis HS T1.3 MK2 / available for screenings in 2K / color / image format 1:2.35 / 91 min / digital 5.1 / original language: Portuguese, Hunsrückisch, German with English or French subtitles / Brazil, France 2021