directed by Lucia Murat
Original title: Praça Paris
2017 | 110 min. | colour | fiction | DCP | Subtitles in English
Co-presented by the Toronto Black Film Festival and Woori


Friday, November 2nd – 4:00pm

Gloria is a lift attendant at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She had an abusive father and her brother is an incarcerated drug dealer. Camila is a young Portuguese psychoanalyst who came to Brazil to develop a research on violence in the same university, where she begins to attend Gloria in her office. Camilla is a foreigner and feels displaced in the chaos of an unequal, hostile, constantly changing city. An initially improbable bond is established between them, and in a resounding case of countertransference between analyst and analyzed, this relationship goes beyond the clinical barriers.

Cast: Grace Passô, Joana de Verona, Alex Brasil, Digão Ribeiro, Babu Santana et Marco Antonio Caponi

– Script: Lucia Murat and Raphael Montes
– Editing: Mair Tavares
– Direction of Photography: Guillermo Nieto
– Original Soundtrack: André Abujamra and Marcio Nigro
– Sound: Simone Petrillo
– Production: Felicitas Raffo, Luis Galvão Telles and Lucia Murat


– Chicago International Film Festival 2017
– Mostra São Paulo 2017
– Black Nights Film Fest 2017
– Havana Festival 2017
– Brazilian Film Festival of Paris 2018

– Best Director and Best Actress at the Rio International Film Festival 2017