Luiza
  • Portuguese
  • English, Spanish, French

Filmmaker Caio Baú makes an intimate portrait of his sister Luiza, a special young girl who navigates her life between the search for her independence and family overprotection.

Luiza
  • Portuguese
  • English, Spanish, French
Awards

AWARDS: Special Mention. Festival Guarnicê de Cinema/ Relacionamiento Award. Brazil's International Disability Film Festival/ Best Documentary. Festival Loco de Ouro/ Melhor Filme do Júri Oficial e Melhor Fotografia. Festival do Audiovisual Universitário/ Prêmio Itamaraty. Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo/ Vencedor Mostra Brasil. Festival Internacional do Documentário Estudantil/ Melhor Curta Júri Popular e Menção Honrosa Curta França. Festival Internacional de Curta-Metragem/ Bronze Award Winner. Wasaga Film Festival/ Best Short Documentary. Edição do Arroios Film Festival/ 

OFFICIAL SELECTION: DOK Leipzig/ Mostra do Filme Livre/ Mostra de Cinema Documentário Ipatinga/ Cine Jardim Festival de Cinema de Belo Jardim/ CinePE Festival do Audiovisual/ Mostra Lugar de Mulher é no Cinema/ Festival de Cinema da Cidade de Nova Iguaçu/ Projeto EmPodera – Mostra de Curtas/ BH International Film Festival/ Festival de documentário brasileiro/ Festival de Roteiro Audiovisual de Porto Alegre/ Festival de Curtas do Grande ABC/ Festival de Jericoacoara/ Festival Audiovisual da Paraíba/ Festival de Cinema Independente de Curitiba / Festival do Cinema Universitário Brasileiro/ Mostra Itinerante de Audiovisual/ Festival de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada-RS/ Mafuá! Mostra do Filme Universitário e Amador/ X Mostra o Teu Que Eu Mostro o Meu/ Festival Kinoarte de Cinema/ Festival de Curtas Metragens de Direitos Humanos ENTRETODOS/ Mostra Contemporânea Brasileira do forumdoc.bh/ Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade/ Mostra Outros Corpos Arte e Diferente/ Festival Estudantil de Audiovisual/ Mostra Itinerante Gira Curta/ Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro/ Festival de Finos Filmes/ Mostra Itinerante de Audiovisual/ Festival de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada-RS/ Mafuá! Mostra do Filme Universitário e Amador/ Mediterranean Film Festival/ Student Cuts Film Festival/ Student Cuts Film Festival/ Frostbyte International  Film Festival/ FICCU Festival Internacional de Cine de Cúcuta/ International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires/ Festival International du Film sur le Handicap/ Obera International Short Film Festival/ Toronto Youth Shorts/ Guácaras Festival de Cine/ IBAGUE Film Festival/ Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil y Juvenil Calibélula/ A-TARcito Muestra Internacional de Escuelas de Cine e Medios Audiovisuales/ Nahia film fest/ Student International Film Festival STIFF/ II EUREKA University Film Festival/ Shorts México/ Forest City Film Festival/ Bogoshort Festival de curtas de Bogotá/ MOSTRA IX Brazilian Film Series/ Les Rencontres du cinéma documentaire/ Festival International du Documentaire Émergent/ SANFICI Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente/ ECHO FILM FESTIVALS BRICS

Luiza. A young woman in search of her independence

This film deals with the delicate relationship between a special girl and the universe that surrounds her, having the sexuality as a guide to address issues such as prejudice, relationships between parents and children, family overprotection, autonomy, differences and love.

It was Silvia’s second pregnancy and during the prenatal, found that she had negative blood. After a complicated childbirth the family left the hospital with Luiza. At 24, she lives the condition of a person with a limited autonomy. 

The director, who is the protagonist's brother, seeks to explore the limits of autonomy addressing issues concerning her sexuality, a topic still taboo when we talk about Special People.
 

Caio Baú
Caio Baú Director

Production Companies

Gesto de Cinema