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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Faraway Song (Cañçao ao Longe)

Clarissa Campolina


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Director's Biography

Clarissa Campolina’s first feature-length film, Swirl (2011) co-directed with Helvécio Clarissa Campolina 54 54 COMPETITION 2022 Marins Jr., had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and was selected for more than fifty other festivals, among them the San Sebastián and Toronto International Film Festivals. Her feature-length documentary, While We Are Here (2019; codirected with Luiz Pretti), premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2015, the DAAD Artists-in-Residence Programme held a retrospective of her work in Germany. Faraway Song (2022) marks her solo feature directorial debut.

Portuguese, Spanish
Mon 14 / 11h00 / Salle des Ministres
Tue 15 / 16h00 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Young Jimena searches for her own identity through her relationship with her mother and grandmother, both of them middle-class white women, and the correspondence she keeps with her father, a foreign black man she resembles. In an attempt to break free from her feelings of displacement, Jimena rewrites her family ties, and creates new ways of experiencing the bonds of love, friendship and her work relationships. Through her gaze, Faraway Song addresses issues of class, family, tradition, race and gender.

Director : Clarissa Campolina
Producer : Luana Melgaço
Screenwriter : Caetano Gotardo, Clarissa Campolina, Sara Pinheiro
Cinematographer : Ivo Lopes Araújo
Production Designer : Thais de Campos
Editor : Luiz Pretti
Sound : Gustavo Fioravante, Pablo Lamar, Ariel Henrique

Mônica Maria, Carlos Francisco, Jhon Narvaez, Margô Assis, Matilde Biagi, Ricardo Campos

Production Company : Anavilhana
International Sales : Still Moving








Portuguese, Spanish