Memory House

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Title

Memory House

Director

JOÃO PAULO MIRANDA MARIA

Producer

Denise Gomes, Paula Cosenza, Didar Domehri

Nationality

Brazil - France

Year

2020

Duration

90

Language

Portuguese - German

Format

Ratio

Original Title

Casa De Antiguidades

Synopsis

Synopsis

Modern day Brazil, but lost in time. 

Cristovam, a native black man from the rural North, moves to a former Austrian colony in the South to work in a milk factory. Confronted with xenophobic conservative people, he feels isolated and estranged from the white world.

He discovers an abandoned house, filled with objects and memorabilia reminding him of his origins. He settles in, reconnecting with his roots. As if this memory house were alive, more objects start to appear. Slowly, Cristovam begins a metamorphosis. 

For his feature debut, director João Paulo Miranda Maria uses spiritual and fantastical story-telling to encapsulate the social and racial tensions of modern day Brazil. 

Memory House is the only Latin American film under the Cannes 2020 Official Selection Label. 

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Festivals
& Awards

Cannes 2020 Official Selection

Cast & Crew

Director João Paulo Miranda Maria
Scriptwriter João Paulo Miranda Maria
Casting Antonio Pitanga
Ana Flavia Cavalcanti
Sam Louwyck
Director of Photography Benjamín Echazarreta
Editor Benjamin Mirguet
Sound Mixer Nicolas Becker
Producers Paula Cosenza
Denise Gomes
Didar Domehri
Production BeBossa Entertainment (Brazil)
Maneki Films (France)
With the support of Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
The Hubert Balls Europe Fund
The FSA (Fundo Setorial do Audiovisual)
Next Step Program from the Critics Week
European Work in Progress (Cologne)
Paris Coproduction Village (Les Arcs Films Festival)
Cine en Construccion (San Sebastian Film Festival)
CinéLatino - Rencontres de Toulouse