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Hard Labor

By Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra

Country: Brazil

Language: Portuguese

Casting: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Naloana Lima, Marina Flores

Production year: 2011

Runtime: 01h39

Production company: Dezenove

Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and daughter. But when her husband Octavio is suddenly fired from his job as an insurance executive, Helena is left to support the family alone. As Octavio fails to find work and becomes increasingly alienated, business struggles to take off and the pressure on Helena mounts. To make things worse, she discovers that one of the building’s brick walls seems to be crumbling. Helena begins to wonder if that may be the cause of all her problems.

Cannes 2011 – Un Certain Regard

Cine de Lima Festival 2011 – Award for best Actress (Helena Albergaria)

Vancouver IFF 2011

Sitges IFF 2011 – Citizen Kane Award to an upcoming director

London FF 2011

2 in 1 IFF in Moscow 2011- Award for Best Screenplay

Mar del Plata 2011

Damascus IFF 2011

Havana FF 2011 – Tercer Premio Coral in the Opera Prima Contest

Santa Maria da Feira FF 2011

Dublin IFF 2012