Marielle and Monica

Czech premiere

Marielle and Monica

Marielle and Monica

Fabio Erdos
Brazil, UK | 2018 | 25 min.

Language: Portuguese
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Category: Short and Apt

When Brazilian activist Marielle Franco is murdered, her life partner, Monica Benicio, takes over her orphaned endeavor to keep Marielle’s battle alive.

The still unsolved murder of the iconic human rights, feminist, and LGBT icon Marielle Franco shakes Brazil, but there’s no time to mourn. As the election approaches, new populists appear. Monica Benicio must come to terms with her partner’s death, yet cannot give up the battle. Perseverance is one way she chooses to honor Marielle’s memory. The film presents a clear portrait of the situation of local activists and their country, but the unhealed wound of personal tragedy remains in the forefront, making the film more than just a dramatic news story.

Director

Fabio Erdos

Filmography
2018 - Marielle and Monica
2015 - The Silence of the Lionesses
2015 - Copinha, Um Sentimento

Sales

Charlie Phillips
The Guardian
e-mail: charlie.phillips@theguardian.com

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