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Presented by the MOSTRA VII Brazilian Film Series

November 13, 2016

Facets and the MOSTRA VII Brazilian Film Series present:


Film still: California



Director Marina Person in attendance!

"An engaging bittersweet Brazilian teen romance"
  —Screen International

It is 1984. Estela is going through the convoluted stage of adolescence. Sex, love, friendship and other things seems so complicated. Her uncle, Carlos is her hero, and the trip to California to visit him is her biggest dream. However, everything falls apart when he comes back to Brazil looking skinny, weak, and sick. Between crisis and discoveries, Estela has to face a reality that will change forever her way of seeing the world.

Directed by Marina Person, 2015, Brazil, 90 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Director Marina Person will be here for a Q&A after the screening.


  • Sunday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 pm

Admission to this screening is FREE.

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

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  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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  • Polk Bros. Foundation