Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

Baronesa + Q&A (2018)

Location Regent Street Cinema, Director Juliana Antunes, Country Brazil, Duration 71, Date Event has passed

Juliana Antunes’ astonishing debut follows friends Andreia and Leid as they navigate the perilous reality of daily life in the favelas of Belo Horizonte. At first glance, their days seem calm and untroubled, but the threat of violence is never far away and Andreia dreams of moving to the safer neighbourhood of nearby Baronesa. Antunes spent five years in Belo Horizonte working with a non-professional cast to create a work of rare intimacy and authenticity which—despite its simple structure—emerges as a complex, multilayered and moving portrait of contemporary life in the favelas. Baronesa announces an exciting new voice in Brazilian cinema.

Please be advised that this film contains discussion of sexual assault which some viewers might find distressing.

+ Q&A with director Juliana Antunes. UK Premiere.

In partnership with MUBI.