TWO IRENES

AS DUAS IRENES

By Fabio MEIRA

BUFF FILMFESTIVAL - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2017

Thirteen-year-old Irene is part of a traditional family. One day she discovers that her father has a second family and another daughter of the same age, also called Irene. The two become friends and Irene repeats the double life of her father in a game of secrets and lies.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2017
Generation
Film Fest Gent 2017
Official Selection - Global Cinema
Ventana Sur 2017
Latam Screenings
Guadalajara FICG 2017
Best First Feature
Guadalajara FICG 2017
Best Cinematography
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fabio MEIRA
    • Writer(s)
    • Fabio MEIRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Diana ALMEIDA (Lacuna Filmes), Rachel BRAGA (Lacuna Filmes)
    • Synopsis
    • Irene is a 13-year-old girl who lives in a small city in the middle of the Brazilian drylands region. She’s part of a traditional rich family, but relates to her maid more than to her sisters. One day, she finds out that her father has another daughter and that the girl is also thirteen and named Irene. Without anyone knowing, she sneaks away in order to meet her sister. She discovers a new Irene, utterly different from her, more self-confident, more mature. She finds out a new way of being Irene and she is fascinated. Through her sister, she becomes aware of her dad’s double life of being the father and husband of two families. She starts acting just like him, entering a game full of secrets and lies in order to share teenage adventures with her new sister. The two Irenes will never be the same.
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