LOVELINGBenzinhoBrazil/Uruguay, 2018Director: Gustavo Pizzi Portuguese with English subtitles | 95 minInternational Hits
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Irene (Karine Teles) is raising four rambunctious sons in a home that is physically crumbling but warm and happy. As Irene simultaneously shelters her sister Sonia (who just left a volatile marriage), supports her own husband through a financial crisis, and plans her own long-awaited high school graduation, Irene’s eldest son, Fernando, suddenly announces he has been recruited by a professional handball team in Germany and will be leaving in just three weeks. Consummate caretaker Irene prickles at the idea of emancipating the 16-year-old so he can travel and live alone, and she becomes increasingly anxious about what her future holds. – Sundance Institute
Quando Fernando (Konstantinos Sarris), o primogênito de uma família de classe média é convidado para jogar handebol na Alemanha sua mãe Irene (Karine Teles) é lançada em uma espiral de sentimentos pois, além de ajudar a problemática irmã (Adriana Esteves) a lidar com as instabilidades do marido (Otávio Müller) e se desdobrar para atenção ao seus quatro filhos, ela terá de enfrentar sua partida antes de estar preparada para tal.
…a warm and wonderfully universal love story that comes across surprisingly unconventional for something so familiar, if only because it focuses not on youthful passion, but the full range of emotions a middle-aged mother feels toward her family. -Peter Debruge, Variety
Best Iberoamerican Film & Special Critics Award, Málaga Spanish Film Festival, 2018Nominee, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival, 2018
Filmography: Riscado (2010), Pretérito Perfeito (2006)