Quebramar

Breakwater

  • Cris Lyra
  • Brazil
  • 2019
  • 27 min
  • International Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

A group of friends from São Paulo head for a secluded beach to celebrate New Year’s. Together they relax, sunbathe and make music. And they talk: about their sexuality, their bodies, their hair, their youth, their fears, certainties and uncertainties, as anyone does sometimes with good friends.

Along the way, we learn a lot about contemporary Brazil: what it’s like to be a young lesbian in a country where homophobia is rife; what it means to have frizzy hair in a society where racism is deeply rooted. The conversations reveal the contours of a country that has hardened with the election of President Jair Bolsonaro. It’s a huge contrast with the empathy and the solidarity we see among the friends, which the crew—consisting of the women themselves—vividly conveys in an intimate and sophisticated style of filming.

Credits

  • 27 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Portuguese
  • Subtitles in: English
Director
Cris Lyra
Production
Camila Gaglianone
Cinematography
Cris Lyra, Wilssa Esser
Editing
Beatriz Pomar, Henrique Cartaxo
Music
Obinrin Trio, Nã Maranhão

IDFA history

2019
International Premiere
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

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