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World Premiere


Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Original Title: AMORES URBANOS

Running Time: 95min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition

São Paulo best friends Julia, Micaela and Diego enter their thirties entirely unprepared for the considerations of adult maturity. Julia has chosen to remain blind to the obvious signs that her current boyfriend is a two-timing cad, but her eyes are forced wide-open when she discovers that she is pregnant with his child. Diego (played by pop-rock star Thiago Pethit in his big-screen debut) is a party boy with daddy issues who can’t stay faithful to his sweet, dependable boyfriend. Micaela, meanwhile, is wasting her time chasing a bisexual actress who won’t even acknowledge their shared intimacy in private. As these three charismatic but troubled friends keep spinning their wheels, even their own chosen-family bonds get stress-tested to their breaking point.

Writer-director Vera Egito, who shares her characters’ age and background, delivers the sort of insightful, exacting generational portrait that could only come from a clear-eyed and tough-minded young artist. She masterfully creates vibrant, fully realized characters that speak to a world extending far beyond the limits of São Paulo, touching on anxieties and aspirations that are truly universal. – Jaie Laplante


This film is preceded by MEMORIES OF THE SEA, directed by Thais Drassinower.


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Director: Vera Egito
Producer: Heitor Dhalia, Egisto Betti
Screenwriter: Vera Egito

Cinematographer: Camila Cornelsen
Editor: Fernanda Franke Krumel

Vera Egito

Vera Egito is from São Paulo, Brazil. She made an impressive debut when her first two short films, “Spread Through the Air” and “Bond”, simultaneously premiered in the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes 2009. She co-wrote the films Adrift (2009) and Bald Mountain (2013) with director Heitor Dhalia. Restless Love (2016) is her feature directorial debut.