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Filme The First Death of Joana
Fiction

The First Death of Joana


Digital 2019 100 min


Synopsis

Joana, 12, needs to unravel a mystery. Why her great-aunt Rosa never had a boyfriend and ended up dying a virgin, at 70 years old? While she is helped by her friend Carolina in her “investigations", a large wind power plant is being built in her quiet little town by the lagoons of southern Brazil.

The second feature from award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Cristiane Oliveira was filmed at the end of 2018 in Osorio/RS, a city chosen because of its beautiful landscapes, such as ponds, hills and the surroundings of its wind farm. THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA dives, with fantastic tones, in the universe of a 12 year old girl who lives the typical questions of early adolescence. While she experiences this stage of transitions and discoveries, a large wind power plant is being built in her quiet little town by the lagoons of southern Brazil.

Highlights

Still in its development stage, the feature has already found space in the international market. It was selected in 2018, among more than 300 projects from all over the world, to participate in the Co-production Market, a market focused event at the Berlin International Festival.

The feature has been developing a successful trajectory for its viability. It was awarded with PRODAV 05/2013 development fund from FSA (Audiovisual Sector Fund) in Brazil. With the FSA's investment, the project gained force and acquired partners that qualified the proposal. As a result, it was contemplated in the BNDES fund, for the production of feature-length films that prioritize the artistic and technical recognition in the international market, as well as in FAMA - Avon Fund for Women in Audiovisual, an award that seeks to encourage and value the audiovisual productions made by women.