New Directors Competition
Paula, 40, is expecting her third child, while spending her time between an ugly beach and a newly acquired and modest summer house on the coast of São Paulo, where she plans to build a swimming pool for her children. When her plans fall apart because of financial problems, she becomes increasingly suffocated by the weight of her responsibilities. Left alone by her husband and dealing with the constant demands of her teenage son, who is discovering a new world, Paula needs to confront her own expectations and frustrations, which reveal to us a deep association between love and loss.
Presented at the Bright Future section of the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
PETRA BELAS ARTES SALA 2 - LEON CAKOFF
ESPAÇO ITAÚ DE CINEMA - FREI CANECA 3
André Luiz de Luiz
Rubén Valdés, Vitor Moraes, Gustavo Nascimento
Patricia Saravy, Magali Biff, Messias Barros Góis, Lavínia Castelari
Thiago Macêdo Correia, Lara Lima
Filmes de Plástico
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1982. She made short films screened and awarded at film festivals around the world, such as L (2011), which received a special mention at Berlinale. Thais also wrote the screenplay of the movie A Cidade Onde Envelheço (2016), by Marília Rocha, and for the television series Terrores Urbanos and Onisciente. The Joy of Things is her debut in feature films direction.