MALU

Fri 12 July | 20:15 | Pálás Screen 2

2023 | Brazil | 103’

Portuguese (English Subtitles)

In Rio de Janeiro, 1997, Malu, a 50-year-old unemployed and bipolar actress, cares for her elderly mother, Lili, in a favela. Joana, Malu‘s estranged daughter, returns, sparking conflict. After a fight over Joana’s career choice, Malu is left alone. Years later, diagnosed with a severe condition, Joana returns to care for Malu. They reconcile on a journey to São Paulo, finding peace in their relationship. World Premiere Sundance 2024.

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer: Pedro Freire
Producer: Tatiana Leite
Cast: Yara de Novaes, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Carol Duarte, Átila Bee

Principal funder