I Am Maria (2023)

Sobre o filme

Maria is a 15-years-old girl, who lives with her mother, Célia, and her brother Anderson in a favela in São Gonçalo, in Rio de Janeiro. She wants more than the fate considered traditional for a young black woman from the favela. Maria wants to study at a “strong” school. She participated in an essay competition at a renowned private school. Her text impresses the evaluation panel and she is approved. In addition to Maria, two teenagers also win scholarships: Zilton, 16, her neighbor and friend, and Aline, 15, a studious but influenceable girl. Although they passed the exam, the three have a big challenge ahead of them: keeping their grades high, proving that they deserve to be there and adapting to a world of privileges that never belonged to them.

Título original: Eu Sou Maria

Ano: 2023

Classificação: 12

Duração: 90 min.

Gênero: Fiction

País: Brazil

Tags: Brazil, female directors, youth, social inequality, social portrait

Cor: Cor

Direção: Clara Linhart

Roteiro: Sonia Rodrigues

Fotografia: Bacco Andrade

Montagem: Thiago Arruda

Elenco: Nubia Mauricio, Drico Alves, Milena de Melo, Pedro Henrique Ferreira, Izabela Machado, Ruan Aguiar, Clara Moneke

Produtor: Sonia Rodrigues, Eduardo Rezende, Thiago Mascarenhas

Produção: Capuri, Autoria

Música: Daniel Simitan

Distribuição: Elo Studios