The year in which everything radically changed, where real and invisible borders took on another dimension, is the root of a filmic provocation. Two girlfriends, separated by the north and south hemispheres of America, intend to dance in the tumult of images, violence, frustrations and desires. They do it through a game where registering themselves and the women around them enables a dialogue that becomes real and vivid, as an encounter and a hug determined to resist the distance.
Dir. Fernanda Pessoa, Chica Barbosa - 82min - 2022 - Brazil
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"creating a feminist haven amid the rise of rightwing politics...celebrates female empowerment...a beguiling pandemic time capsule." - Guardian
"a cinematic experiment...The inherent violence of the Trump and Bolsonaro administrations is felt through the letters, but also the presence and inspiration of the women who surround and inspire them." - Sheffield Doc Fest
"The film reflects their lives as women, as Latin American filmmakers and as friends...it is a fascinating and engaging film experiment that pays appropriate tribute to the female filmmakers who have gone before them" - Business Doc Europe
"Fernanda and Chica build bridges between the North and South, between the past and present, between the worlds we live in and those we dream of." - RIDM - Montreal Int. Doc Fest.