Unlock to stream instantly
Already unlocked? for access

Give as a gift

$10After unlocking, you'll have 7 days 20 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching. Need help?

In-person screenings of this film will take place on May 21 at 7pm & May 22 at 4:30pm at Northwest Film Forum.


Travessias Brazilian Film Festival 2022 will be held both virtually and in-person. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID Festival Passes are available here!


Sun Inside tells the interlinked stories of four Brazilian teens living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro as they graduate into an uncertain future. The good-natured Junior films everything around him on his shaky hand-held camera. His sarcastic best friend Karol fantasizes about living in Japan while fruitlessly job-hunting. Their friends Caio and Ronaldo struggle to define their Yoruba-Christian faith and sexuality, respectively. In a landscape of dilapidated housing and skies crowded with power lines, they learn to make their own fun. Yet the turmoil of power outages, water shortages, and teacher strikes is always threatening to encroach.


Sun Inside captures the energy of languid afternoons at the beach and intoxicating nights at underground concerts. In tracing the currents of exhilaration and boredom, self-discovery and self-doubt, the film poignantly explores what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood.

Sun Inside tells the interlinked stories of four Brazilian teens living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro as they graduate into an uncertain future. The good-natured Junior films everything around him on his shaky hand-held camera. His sarcastic best friend Karol fantasizes about living in Japan while fruitlessly job-hunting. Their friends Caio and Ronaldo struggle to define their Yoruba-Christian faith and sexuality, respectively. In a landscape of dilapidated housing and skies crowded with power lines, they learn to make their own fun. Yet the turmoil of power outages, water shortages, and teacher strikes is always threatening to encroach. Sun Inside captures the energy of languid afternoons at the beach and intoxicating nights at underground concerts. In tracing the currents of exhilaration and boredom, self-discovery and self-doubt, the film poignantly explores what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Country
    Brazil
  • Director
    Jo Serfaty