Original name: Fogaréu
English name: Fogaréu
Run time: 100 mins
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Brazil, France
Director: Flávia Neves
Producers: Mayra Auad, Vania Catani, Tarcila Jacob, Thomas Sparfel, Nathalie Mesuret
Cast: Bárbara Colen, Eucir de Souza, Allan Jacinto Santana, Timothy Wilson, Kelly Crifer, Nena Inoue, Vilminha Chaves, Fernanda Vianna, Vilma Montenegro
Screenplay: Flávia Neves, Melanie Dimantas
Cinematographer: Luciana Baseggio, Glauco Firpo
Editor: Will Domingos, Waldir Xavier
Sound Designer: Waldir Xavier
Music Composer: Fernando Arana
Production Company: Bananeira Filmes, My Mama, Blue Monday
Flávia Neves was born in Goiânia, Brazil in 1982. She studied film at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro and at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in Cuba. At 16, she directed her first short film, Liberdade, screened at FICA (International Environmental FF). She has also worked as an assistant director and producer on short films and documentaries for cinema and TV, before and during her university studies. She wrote and directed the documentary series Amanajé, O Mensageiro Do Futuro, which portrayed 13 Indigenous groups from the central-western region of Brazil. Fogaréu is her debut feature film.
On the frontier between the real and the fantastic, the colonial times and the overwhelming modernity of agribusiness, the town of Goiás is the stage where the young Fernanda is faced with secrets about her past. Following the death of her foster mother, she goes back to her wealthy uncle's house to implode certainties and let the painful truth about her origins surface.