By Cristina Pinheiro 2017 Drama 01h37

The story revolves around Luisa Palmeira, born in France from Portuguese immigrants. In 1979, Luisa is eight years old. Almost a grown-up in the eyes of her illiterate mother, she remains just a little girl to her hard-drinking father. One day, he trusts her with a heavy secret: he suffers from a serious illness. But she refuses to believe him and thinks instead that he is hiding something else from her…

Rome 2017 – Alice Nella Città Competition

Sao Paulo 2017 – New Filmmakers Competition

Kerala IFF 2017 – World Cinema Section

Göteborg IFF 2018 – Competition – Best First Film Award

« The poetic and profound chronicle of a childhood between two cultures. » - Télérama

Original title: Menina

Director: Cristina Pinheiro

Casting: Naomi Biton, Nuno Lopes, Beatriz Batarda

Production company: Mezzanine Films

Country: France

Production year: 2017

Languages: French, Portuguese

Runtime: 01h37

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