Directed and written by Heitor Dhalia, this 2009 film won the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize for cinematography and had nominations for Best Director and Best Actress (Debora Bloch). Set in the 1980s, it is a sensitive drama about a teenage girl (Laura Neiva) awakening to her own sexuality while becoming aware that her father (played by Vincent Cassel of Black Swan) is having an affair. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
"Cassel produces a heartfelt performance as a French author and doting father struggling to salvage his marriage with his Brazilian wife…. Brilliantly acted and lovingly made, the film captures so accurately the awkward emotions of adolescent love."—Pure Movies, UK
"The real standout here is newbie Laura Neiva, who plays Filipa with a convincing mix of minxy manipulation and blundering vulnerability."—Total Film