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João Paulo Miranda María - Meninas Formicida

Orizzonti Short Films - Competition



France, Brazil / 12’
language Portuguese
cast Amanda Araújo, Tatiana Pinheiro Ribeiro, Bruna Andrade
screenplay João Paulo Miranda Maria
cinematographer Thiago Ribeiro Pereira
editor Jérôme Bréau
production designer Marina Palmero Butolo
sound Leo Bortolin

Synopsis

In a small Brazilian town, a teenage girl works everyday in an eucalyptus forest where she chases ants away with pesticides. Yet, her inner struggle turns out to be the real fight.

Director’s Statement

Meninas formicida are teenage girls from the countryside of Brazil who work in eucalyptus forests killing ants with toxic pesticides. My main character is one of them. As she has to deal with an unwanted pregnancy, she lives in a constant state of fear, struggling against both Brazilian conservative mentalities and abusive machismo.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Les Valseurs
40 rue Bouret
75019 Paris – France
Tel. +33 171394162
contact@lesvalseurs.com
www.lesvalseurs.com
https://www.facebook.com/lesvalseursfilms

PRODUCTION 2: Grupo Kino-Olho
Avenida 26, 1288
13500-575 Rio Claro SP –Brazil
Tel. +55 19 998597363
jpmiranda82@yahoo.com

WORLD SALES: Les Valseurs
40 rue Bouret
75019 Paris – France
Tel. +33171394162
distribution@lesvalseurs.com
www.lesvalseurs.com

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