TWO IRENES – As duas Irenes 
Brazil, 2017
Portuguese with English subtitles | 88 min 
Director: Fabio Meira in attendance


Friday, August 31st 
7:15pm @ The Cinematheque

Saturday, September 1st 
5pm @ SFU Woodward’s | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Irene is an introverted 13-year-old girl living with her wealthy, traditional family in a small town in Brazil. One summer, by chance, she discovers another Irene who lives in the same town and is the same age, but who is utterly different from herself, much more self-confident and worldlier. She discovers a new way of being Irene and is fascinated. It isn’t long before the two Irenes find out a shocking secret, which proves to be the biggest revelation of their young lives. Beautifully crafted and paced, the film creates a unique space to explore the nature of girlhood and adolescent friendship, and the pursuit of an identity that is all one’s own.

Fabio Meira has crafted an observant and beguiling debut feature, rich with detail and unexpected turns… a visually stunning paean to the struggles of growing up. – SIFF

Best First Feature & Best Cinematography in the Ibero-America Competition, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2017

Irene é uma garota introvertida de 13 anos que mora com sua família rica e tradicional em uma pequena cidade Brasileira. Um verão, por acaso, ela descobre outra Irene que mora na mesma cidade e tem a mesma idade, mas que é completamente diferente de si mesma, muito mais confiante e extrovertida. Não é muito tempo antes que as duas Irenes descobrem um segredo chocante, o que prova ser a maior revelação de suas vidas. O filme cria um espaço único para explorar a adolescência e a natureza da amizade feminina.

Shorts Filmography: Novembro (2013), Hoje tem alegria (2010), Atlântico (2008), Dolores (2005)

Fabio Meira, born in Goiânia, Brazil in 1979, he began working in the film industry as assistant director to Ruy Guerra who has won two Silver Bears at the Berlinale. Fabio Meiro studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in Cuba and directed numerous short and medium-length films. As duas Irenes (Two Irenes) is his debut feature film as director.