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January 12, 2023





Fiction | 3rd feature

Looking for festival release, sales agents, distributors (except Brazil)



In a secluded village of southern Brazil, a young woman returns after years as her father, the village’s powerful farm owner, is dying.
While she must take over a legacy heavier than it seems, the sole
local doctor struggles to protect the inhabitants from a mysterious


After 15 years of living abroad, Amanda returns home with her
French boyfriend Martin. They arrive at her family’s large-scale
farm, located in a secluded village on the endless plains of southern Brazil. There, Amanda finds her father in a coma and increasing tension among the workers. The sole doctor in the nearby village is Helô, a young woman who resigns herself to caring for the
local townspeople. The imminent death of the farm owner will put
Amanda, Martin and Helô into the heart of a disturbing settlement
between the village and the farm owners.

Director’s Profile

Davi Pretto (Porto Alegre, 1988) is a Brazilian screenwriter and
director. He wrote and directed his first feature film CASTANHA
which premiered in 2014 at 64th Berlin Film Festival in Forum section and won the Best Film New Trends award at Rio de Janeiro
FF. He returned to the 67th Berlin Film Festival – Forum in 2017 to
premiere his second feature RIFLE. The film also won the Grand
Prize at Jeonju Film Festival and was screened at FID Marseille. In
2018 he was selected to the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence.
CONTINENTE is his third feature film.

Company Profile

Vulcana Cinema is a Brazilian film company founded by Jessica Luz and Paola Wink. Their features include The Employee
And The Employer by Manuel Nieto (Cannes Directors Fortnight
2021), Hard Paint by Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher
(Teddy and CICAE Award Berlinale Panorama 2018), Rifle (Berlinale Forum 2017) and Castanha (Berlinale Forum 2014), both by Davi Pretto. Over the past decade they have been producing films
in co-production with Argentina, Uruguay, France and Germany.
Focused on auteur-driven films and international co-production, the company produced and released 7 feature films, among
them, 4 made in international co-production. Their projects were
awarded in important international funds such as Hubert Bals
Fund, Vision Sud Est, World Cinema Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund and
NRW and participated in laboratories such as EAVE Puentes,
Berlinale Talent Project Market, Torino Film Lab and Binger Film
Lab. Their current projects include Davi Pretto’s Continent (in
post-production, Brazil, France, Argentina co-production), Caroline Leone’s De Guiné (Hubert Bals Fund Development 2019),
duo Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon’s The Loneliness of Young Actors (in post-production, Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021), Thais Fujinaga’s TALENTED (shooting in early 2024),
Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux’s Culebra Negra (shooting mid
2024, Colombia, Brazil, France co-production).