Marta and Manu are actresses and best friends who decide to travel from Brazil to Russia to study Stanislavski, the pioneer of the acting method. A quest for reinvention— both artistic and personal— ensues against the backdrop of a majestic and complicated Russian winter: blizzards, quarrels, passions, and liters of vodka. In the end, acting becomes a means by which the girls transcend both their characters and themselves, driven by a strict instructor who brings them to their limits.
Charly Braun's second feature floats between documentary and fiction with the adventurousness and abandon of its young protagonists, exploring the nuances of female friendship and artistry in a foreign land. Vermelho Russo (Russian Red) is the first ever Brazilian-Russian film co-production and premiered at Ourense, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where it won Best Screenplay.