Set in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro at the end of the school year, this film is an incisive and vibrant portrait of youth in a society on the threshold. As temperatures in the city soar, four teenagers plan their summer, and amid regular power cuts they reinvent themselves, hoping to overcome their own personal adversities. Structured as a collage made from fragments of their lives, we see how a universe blooms amidst the challenging process of becoming an adult in contemporary Brazil.
Jo Serfaty (Rio de Janeiro, 1983) earned a master's degree in film, and has directed four short films, including Confetti (2013) and The Lighthouse Island (2016). Um filme de verão is her debut feature.
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L'Alternativa - Premio Largometraje Internacional
Tiradentes Film Festival - Best Editing
Doclisboa - Special Mention
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata - Premio del jurado de crítica joven. Mención especial