She Comes Back On Thursday

 

André NOVAIS OLIVEIRA

Documentary | Brasil | 2014 | 108’

 

With its obvious simplicity, the film’s title happens to set the mood of the film, or at least its guiding principle: staying anchored in everyday life. More precisely, the life of Maria José and Norberto, who have been married for 35 years and who live in Contagem, in the suburbs of Belo Horizonte. Their marriage is on the rocks, which leads their two sons to also wonder about the future of their own relationships with their wives. The story is quite ordinary. How can one capture such an impercep- tible shift in the heart of the banality of things, only made more noticeable by a crisis? Filming his own family, his own parents, his brother and himself, André Novais Oliveira has chosen to take his time. He shots long sequences, leaving enough time for the fictional situations on which he puts his characters to grow and unfold.

 

 

Script: André Novais Oliveira

 

Leading actors: Maria José Novais, Norberto Novais

 

Producer: Thiago Macêdo Correia, FILMES DE PLÁSTICO Company Producer

 

 

Director’s Filmography

2015 - Quintal (Short)

2015 - Ela Volta na Quinta (Documentary)

2013 - Pouco Mais de um Mês (Short)

2010 - Fantasmas (Short)

 

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