While we are here

Wednesday 11 | 19.00h | Teatro Principal 

Brasil | 2019 | 100’ | Color | SPANISH PREMIÈRE

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Dirección/Direction: Clarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti. Guión/Script: Clarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti. Fotografía/Cinematography: Clarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti. Montaxe/Editing: Clarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti. Son/Sound: Luiz Pretti, Pedro Durães. Intérpretes/Cast: Mary Ghattas, Marcelo Souza e Silva, Grace Passô. Produción/Production: Luana Melgaço. Produtora/Production Company: Anavilhana Filmes.

Lamis and Wilson are migrants in New York. She’s a Lebanese that just arrived, and he’s a Brazilian that has lived there illegally, for 10 years.

An hybrid narrative constructed with a poetic approach; a travel diary that becomes a chronic and takes us into the essence of human micro-politics in times of globalization: an uncertain kingdom of desire, hope and fears.



IFFR (Rotterdam) 2019 Bright Future

43 São Paulo International Film Festival  – Brazil Mostra

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 – Art Doc Section (Mubi)


Clarissa Campolina (Belo Horizonte, 1979). Partner of the Anavilhana Production Company. She had directed documentaries and installations. In 2015, the DAAD, Art Residency Program held a retrospective of her work at Arsenal Cinema (Berlin, Germany). Girimunho (2011) her first feature film, won the Interfilm Award at Venice Film Festival. 

Luiz Pretti (Rio de Janeiro, 1982) is editor, filmmaker and founder of the production company/collective Alumbramento. His previous works were shown at Locarno, IFFR Rotterdam and Viennale among others.