DONA ROSA

By Lucas MANDACARU, Mathias MANGIN

IGLOO FILMES - as PROD

First film - Completed 2013

A 95 years old widow still fulfills a promise made to her husband 45 years ago, on the day of his death.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lucas MANDACARU, Mathias MANGIN
    • Synopsis
    • At the age of 95, Dona Rosa works every day, works out, takes care of the house and strongly believes in fate.
      Born within the Lebanese upper class of São Paulo, Brazil, she married Rachid, a modest young man from the countryside who was studying to be a doctor.
      In 1947, a mysterious eye condition threatens her with blindness. Fate brings the young couple to New York, where Rachid studies ophthalmology in order to save his wife.
      Back to São Paulo, when the couple finally starts a quiet life, fate strikes again and they realize Rachid has an incurable form of leukaemia.
      When he is about to die, he turns to his wife and says: "If you want to overcome my death, start working. If I die today, start working tomorrow." To this day, 45 years later, Dona Rosa devoutly follows the request of her husband – the love of her life.
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