Marília Rocha • 2016 • Brazil
A portrait of two women on the brink of adulthood and the deep bond of friendship that grows between them.
Francisca is a young Portuguese woman living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest city. The arrival of an old acquaintance, Teresa, underscores Francisca's growing restlessness in Brazil—while Teresa seems determined to settle, Francisca craves her life back in Lisbon.
Marked by a laid-back feminism and a documentarian's eye for small, subtle moments, Where I Grow Old premiered at Rotterdam, Biarritz and Brazilia, where it won Best Film.