LILY AND THE DRAGONFLIES

LILI E AS LIBÉLULAS

By René GUERRA

PRETA PORTÊ FILMES - as PROD

Drama - Development 2012

Lily and the Dragonflies is a modern fable about the cauldron of people who live in the metropolis. Inevitably approaching the themes of urban violence, consumerism, fear, the “babelic” streets, social exclusion, and of a city which always turns to a promised, though never accomplished space-time.

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& Awards

Valdivia IFF 2012
Int'l Feature Films Premio Puentes Australab
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Director(s)
    • René GUERRA
    • Writer(s)
    • René GUERRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Juliana VICENTE (Preta Portê Filmes)
    • Synopsis
    • In the city of São Paulo, four stories are interconnected by an aging, decadent building within the city´s downtown sex district.
      Miranda, a transvestite who works as a reseller for specific transvestite accessories goes through some hard times: her boyfriend is in jail for dealing crack and his usual customers continue to harass her, as she walks through the trash strewn streets. She then decides to turn herself in at the same police station where her lover is being held, in an innocent effort to remain close to her beloved. While incarcerated, she is rejected by her boyfriend and raped by all of her cellmates.
      Mrs. Carmen left behind any ambition pertaining to her chosen career in order to take on the role of Superintendent for the building, and for twenty years made it her life´s mission. Her afflictions begin once Mrs. Theodora steals her cherished position, turning Mrs. Carmen into a vindictive, terrorist old lady.
      Lilly has always been somewhat foolish, however, after the removal of both her breasts due to cancer, her journey takes a different course: she falls in love with Miranda and decides to assist Diana in the distribution of accessories, excitedly venturing through a new city, São Paulo´s underworld.
      Diana ties together all the characters lives, much in the same way she fashions her beaded laces, or patiently sculpts the most highly regarded foam-breasts in town.
      Downtown São Paulo is center stage, a district where the decay and filth overlap. The city transforms, identities shift, wounds reveal memories that reinvent themselves daily, exposing a certain kind of humanity that frightens as well as it amazes.
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