Travessias Brazilian Film Festival 2020 [Online]

The Cotton Wool War (Guerra de Algodão) & The Cotton Wool War Q&A (Guerra de Algodão)

Expired November 30, 2020 7:59 AM
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Pre-recorded Q&A with co-directors Claudio Marques and Marília Hughes accompanies this screening! This talk will appear at the end of this film playlist for viewing throughout the festival.

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. 

Description courtesy of Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla.

Named by Remezcla as a must-see Latin film!

  • Year
  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Language
    Portuguese w/ English subtitles
  • Country
  • Director
    Marilia Hughes & Claudio Marques