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Original name: Levante
English name: Power Alley
Year: 2023
Run time: 99 Min
Language: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Brazil, France, Uruguay
Director: Lillah Halla
Producers: Clarissa Guarilha, Rafaella Costa, Louise Bellicaud, Claire Charles-Gervais
Cast: Ayomi Domenica Dias, Loro Bardot, Grace Passô, Gláucia Vandeveld, Rômulo Braga
Screenplay: María Elena Morán, Lillah Halla
Cinematographer: Wilssa Esser
Editor: Eva Randolph
Sound Designer: Ruben Valdés, Waldir Xavier, Alejandro Grillo
Music Composer: Maria Beraldo, Badsista
Production Company: Arissas, Manjericão Filmes, In Vivo Films, Cimarrón Cine
World Sales: M-Appeal


  • Cannes: Semaine de la Critique 2023
  • Festival do Rio 2023
  • Braunschweig IFF 2023
  • BFI London 2023
  • Tokyo IFF 2023
  • IFF Kerala 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2020 Menarca (Short)

Director's Biography:

Lillah Halla

Lillah Halla is a Brazilian filmmaker graduated from EICTV, Cuba. Her short film Menarca (2020), was one of the ten selected at the Cannes Critics' Week, licensed by Canal + and MUBI. Menarca was awarded at TIFF -Tirana (2021), Toulouse (2021), Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (2020) and Curta Cinema (2020). Power Alley (2023), is her debut feature film. Her second feature, Flehmen, currently under development, was part of Full Circle Lab Nouvelle Aquitaine and Sam Spiegel Jerusalem Lab in 2021/2022.


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