Irene is a 13-year old girl living in a small Brazilian town. The whole family has been drawn into the orbit of her older and more beautiful sister Solange, who will debutante this summer. Irene, meanwhile, passes her time with the housekeeper. One day Irene discovers that her father has another family in another neighborhood, including a daughter her age, also named Irene. Unlike her, this Irene is outgoing, confident, free. Before long the girls are in each others' constant company, going to the movies or the lake, and discover they have more in common than they thought.
Shot in the shimmering heat of summer and rich in observational detail, Two Irenes weaves a delicate and beguiling labyrinth of female adolescence, friendship, class and identity. Fabio Meira's first feature premiered at Berlin, Palm Springs, Seattle; Gramado, where it won Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction and the Brazilian Competition; Guadalajara, where it won Best Cinematography and Best First Film; and Valladolid, where it won the Audience Award.