Found Memories

Directed by Julia Murat
Film Movement
98 Minutes
Brazil, Argentina, France
Latin American, Music, Drama
Not Rated

Every morning, Madalena makes bread for Antonio's old coffee shop, crosses the railroad tracks where no trains have passed for years, cleans up the gate of the cemetery, and listens to the priest's sermon before sharing lunch with the other old villagers. Life here in Jotuomba proceeds as it has for decades, seemingly unchanged by time. Until one day, when a young photographer named Rita arrives, intent on capturing the magic of this little village. Madalena and the others treat her with suspicion at first, but soon a deep relationship is forged between the two women. But the village priest remains wary of Rita, especially when she begins to wonder how it is possible that the cemetery has remained closed for so long. In this forgotten corner of the world, Rita's arrival will have a profound effect on Madalena's life, and the lives of all the villagers.

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  • "A confident and impressive first fiction feature! Offers a sweetly seductive form of intoxication."
    Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Striking visuals! Lensing has an iconic power."
    Jay Weissberg, Variety
  • "In her first feature-length film, director Julia Murat has crafted an elegant still life, with all the poignancy and observation implied."
    Andrew Lapin, NPR

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