Where I Grow Old

Marília Rocha

Fiction / 98’ / 2016

Francisca, a young Portuguese woman living in Brazil, welcomes Teresa, an old acquaintance she’d lost contact with, into her home. While Teresa is discovering the place where she means to settle, Francisca craves for her life back in Lisbon. The film follows each woman’s adventures in the city and the deep bond of friendship that grows between them, forcing them to deal with conflicting desires: a will to leave for an unknown country and a relentless longing for home.

With Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel, Paulo Nazareth, Jonnata Doll and Wederson Neguinho Script João Dumans, Marilia Rocha and Thais Fujinaga Art Direction Thais de Campos Photography Ivo Lopes Araújo Editing Francisco Moreira Sound Gustavo Fioravante Sound Design and Mix Carlos Abreu and Tiago Matos Color Correction Andreia Bertini Producers Luana Melgaço and João Matos

    Best Feature Film - Brasilia Film Festival'16
    Best Direction - Brasilia Film Festival'16
    Best Actress - Brasilia Film Festival'16
    Best Secondary Actor - Brasilia Film Festival'16
    Best Film - Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine'16
    Best Film - Festival de Cinema Luso Brasileiro'16
    Critic's Award - Festival de Cinema Luso Brasileiro'16
    Cine Club Award - Festival de Cinema Luso Brasileiro'16
    Best IberoAmerican Film - Festival Cinematográfico Internacional Del Uruguay'17
    Prize Kino Sound Studio - Special Prize from the jury - Portuguese Competition - DocLisboa'16
    Cineclubes Prize - Festival de Cinema Luso Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira'16

  • Francisca Manuel
  • Elizabete Francisca
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam – Tigers Awards'16
    • 66th Berlinale - Market Screening
    • 52nd Pesaro Nuovo Cinema Competition
    • Filmfest Munchen'16
    • San Sebastián - Sección Zabaltegi'16
    • Chicago - New Directors Competition'16
    • Odessa International Film Festival'16
    • Brasilia Film Festival'16
    • Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine'16
    • DocLisboa'16
    • Festival de Cinema Luso Brasileiro'16
    • Minneapolis St. Paul IFF'16
    • La Habana - Cuba'16
    • The Palm Springs IFF'17
    • Film Society Of Lincoln Center'17
    • Festival Cinematográfico Internacional Del Uruguay'17