The First Death of Joana

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The First Death of Joana

Late summer of 2007, South of Brazil. Joana, 13, wants to find out why her great-aunt Rosa died at the age of 70 without ever having dated anyone. Encouraged by her friend Carolina, Joana starts an investigation about Rosa‘s past. While she observes how the older women in her family experience intimacy, Joana slowly starts to learn about her own desires.

She quietly begins to confront the values of her community, which is formed of descendants from German settler colonizers. As she undergoes personal change, so does the landscape of the lagoon region: Giant wind turbines are signifiers of a universe in which time, after all, does not stop. And yet it passes slowly: Christiane Oliveria’s second feature film comes with its own peculiar sound and rhythm; a tenderness gradually drawing the viewer into the story.

by Cristiane Oliveira

Brazil, France, 2021

Portuguese, Hunsrückisch, German

91 min.

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Il Kino
13.08.2021 – 19:00

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