1h28 / numérique / couleur / vostf Screenplay : Felipe Bragança Casting : Bastu, Maria Do Boi, Branca, Preta, Batatinha, Miltinho, Izadora Fernandes Production : Sara Silveira, Luana Melgaço, Luis Miñarro, Paulo De Carvalho, Gudula Meinzolt Cinematography : Ivo Lopes Araujo Sound : Gustavo Fioravante Editing : Marina Meliande Distribution : Damned Distribution Award obtained : Sélection Orizzonti, Festival de Venise 2011 / Orizzonti Selection, Venice Film Festival, 2011
She is 81 years old and still dancing. In Brazil, Bastu follows the rhythm of her village festivals, of traditional music, of her surreal fantasies, and of dreams that have made up her life. One morning she discovers the body of her husband, who has died of old age. Despite her sudden mourning and being haunted by her husband, she retains her spirit, her touches of humour, and her desire to have fun and to live. This dreamlike, impressionistic film, visually stunning, is as much a documentary about a remote village as it is the story of wisdom, told through the portrait of an irrepressible old woman.