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THE ORPHAN
O ÓRFÃO

Brazil, 2018, 15′

Jonathan has been adopted, but it doesn’t take long until he is returned, because he is “different” from the other kids. Inspired by true events.

Queer Palm for Best Short – Director’s Fortnight, at Cannes IFF, 2018
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2018
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, 2018
Young Jury Mention for Lead Actor – Concorto Film Festival, Italy, 2018.

Carolina Markowicz
Director
Carolina Markowicz
Director

Carolina is a screenwriter and director from São Paulo. She has written and directed 5 short films. 69-Luz Square won Best Short at Rio and was screened at MoMa, in New York. Tatuapé Mahal Tower premiered at TIFF, where she was considered one of “5 filmmakers to watch”. Postergados (Postponed) won Best Screenplay at Gramado FF. Long Distance Relationship had its world premiere at TIFF, in 2017, and American premiere at “SXSW”, in 2018. The Orphan premiered at Cannes 2018, and won the “Queer Palm”. Her first feature project, When My Life Was My Life, is currently raising funds.
The sound design for the film O Órfão is signed by “AudioInk” (Toco Cerqueira, Daniel Sasso and José Luiz Sasso).

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