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The Cotton Wool War

  • 82 min
  • World Fiction
  • Portuguese
  • Brazil
  • 2018
Dora is a German-raised teenager visiting her enigmatic Brazilian grandmother for the first time. While trying to return to Germany at all costs, she discovers the incredible history behind the women of her family.
About The Film

Dora arrives in Brazil to spend the summer with her grandmother, María, a complete stranger to her. But the connection between the teenager, raised in Germany, and her mother’s mother isn’t happening. María is cold, distant and peculiar, to say the least. Dora soon finds out that this is not just a visit; her mother wants them to stay in Brazil permanently. Frustrated with the news, Dora tries all sorts of ways to buy a plane ticket back to Europe. During her endeavors, she starts getting to know the city, makes new friends and—most importantly—uncovers the secrets behind her grandmother's unique story and personality: that María was one of the pioneers of Brazilian cinema, an actress and performer ahead of her time. Dora keeps digging into Maria's feminist background as she becomes closer to grandmother in this beautifully contained coming-of-age story.

- Rocío Mesa, Associate Programmer

Q&A with cast and crew will immediately follow this screening, schedules permitting.

Directors
  • Cláudio Marques
  • Marilia Hughes
Producers
  • Cláudio Marques
  • Marilia Hughes
Executive Producer
  • Marilia Hughes
Starring
  • Dora Goritzki
  • Thaia Perez
  • Thaila Lima
Screenwriter
  • Cláudio Marques
Production Company
  • Coisa de Cinema
Cinematographer
  • Andréa Capella
Editor
  • Joana Collier

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