Modern day Brazil, but lost in time. Cristovam, a native Black man from the rural North, moves to a Southern town, a strange sort of Austrian colony, 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.
Cannes 2020 Official Selection
TIFF 2020 Official Selection
San Sebastian - New Directors
Cast & Crew
|Ana Flavia Cavalcanti|
|Aline Marta Maia|
|Director||João Paulo Miranda Maria|
|Scriptwriter||João Paulo Miranda Maria|
Ana Flavia Cavalcanti
|Director of Photography||Benjamín Echazarreta|
|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