Fernanda returns to her uncle’s ranch in Goiás in mid-western Brazil after an absence of many years, bringing the ashes of her deceased adoptive mother back home. Her appearance and her search for the truth about her roots shake the façade of her middle- class family. For her landowner uncle, a conservative mayor of the local municipality who is campaigning for re-election, Fernanda’s investigations and accusations are rapidly becoming a threat. But she remains unyielding in her bid for truth and justice.
In her surreal, fantastical debut, Flávia Neves masterfully interweaves the search for one’s own origins with Brazil’s colonial past. At the heart of this family drama is the confrontation with antiquated traditions, exploitative relationships and with those who profit from them. Fogaréu depicts an inspiring attempt to break out of hardened structures as well as the hope for a new beginning. 


  • Runtime

    100 min
  • Country

    Brazil, France
  • Year of Presentation

  • Year of Production

  • Director

    Flávia Neves
  • Cast

    Bárbara Colen, Nena Inoue
  • Production Company

    Bananeira Filmes, MyMama Entertainment, Blue Monday Productions, Caliandra Filmes, Kam Filmes, Canal Brazil
  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

    Feature Film