Directed by Flávia Neves



100 min


Brazil France




On the frontier between the real and the fantastic, the colonial times and the overwhelming modernity of agribusiness, the town of Goiás is the stage where the young Fernanda is faced with secrets about her past. Following the death of her foster mother, she goes back to her wealthy uncle's house to implode certainties and let the painful truth about her origins surface.

Festival Selections

The Panorama Audience Award 3rd

International Releases


Press Reviews

"Fogaréu touches on the dynamics of the agrobusiness in Brazil. A must-see" O Globo "With touches of film noir blended with folkloric and fantasy elements... A creative and exciting addition to the Berlinale Panorama line-up" Variety



  • Berlin International Film Festival | Panorama selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara |
  • Festival International du Film Fantastique de Neuchâtel |
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival |
  • Latin American Film Festival |
  • SANFICI - Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente |
  • Vancouver International Film Festival |
  • Festival do Rio | Première BrazilBest Supporting Actor
  • 013 Cinecitta IFF |
  • Cinemaissí - Latin American Film Festival in Helsinki |
  • Havana Film Festival New York | Havana Star
  • China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Film Festival |
  • Festival de Cine Fantástico - Fancine |
  • Días de Cine |
  • Festival de Huelva Cine Iberoamericano | León Ortega Award - Manuel Barba Award
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival |
  • FESAALP - Festival de cine latinoamericano de La Plata |
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar |
  • Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival |
  • Filmar en America Latina |
  • Cine Libre - Festival Iberoamericano de Quito |
  • Transit Filmfest - Regensburg |
  • Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano |


  • Festival Internacional de Cine de la Provincia de Buenos Aires |
  • Athena Film Festival |
  • International Film Festival of Ottawa |
  • Love International Film Festival Mons |
  • Reflets du cinéma brésilien |
  • Reflets du Cinéma Ibérique & Latino-Américain |
  • Elles Tournent - Brussels International Women's Film Festival |
  • Elles font leur cinéma - le festival de films de femmes |
  • Qingdao Film and Television Expo |
  • Femcine Festival Cine de Mujeres |
  • New York Brazilian Film Festival |
  • Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa |

About the Director

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Flávia Neves

Flávia Neves graduated in Cinema and Literature from the Fluminense Federal University and studied screenwriting and Meisner Technique at the EICTV (Escuela Internacional de Cine e TV), in Cuba. At 16, she directed her first short film, Liberdade, screened at FICA (International Environmental Film Festival). She has also worked as an assistant director and producer on short films and documentaries for cinema and TV, before and during her university studies. In 2019, she directed and scripted the series Amanajé, O Mensageiro do Futuro, aired by TV CULTURA. Fogaréu is her fiction feature debut. Currently, Flávia is developing her second feature film, Tempo do Poder, with the support of Ibermedia. With this project, she participated in a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, in Paris, with a scholarship granted by the Institut Français and by the Paradiso Project.


Cast & Crew

Bárbara Colen, Eucir de Souza, Allan Jacinto Santana, Timothy Wilson, Kelly Crifer, Nena Inoue, Vilminha Chaves, Fernanda Vianna, Vilma Montenegro
Melanie Dimantas, Flávia Neves
Luciana Baseggio, Glauco Firpo
Will Domingos, Waldir Xavier
Sound design & mix:
Waldir Xavier
Fernando Aranha
Mayra Auad, Vania Catani, Tarcila Jacob, Thomas Sparfel, Nathalie Mesuret
Production Company:
Bananeira Filmes, MyMama, Blue Monday

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