• Share :
International Competition
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).

previous
next
THIS FILM RUNS IN
OTHER FILMS IN THIS SECTION
  • International Competition
    Leah works as a maid in the hotel during the day, while Meital, her daughter, sings at the hotel’s lobby at night. They live trapped in their relationship, surrounded by…
  • International Competition
    In preparation for the moon landing in 1969, NASA sent a team of astronauts to the lunar landscapes of Iceland. Their hi-tech training mission soon discovers what obstacles one can…
  • International Competition
    A promising young figure skater, in 1990s Turkey, has to overcome the self-doubt that is jeopardizing her performance.
  • International Competition
    New Year’s Eve dawns in a moon-kissed car, and Sofia has a dream that she tells no-one: while walking on a desert, she gets to know that she is sick.…
  • International Competition
    Is it possible to leave your child... twice? When an alienated mother returns to Bulgaria to abduct her own 12-year-old son, she learns that it is not always easy to…
  • International Competition
    As he takes part in his brother’s bachelor party, Louis (17) is confronted by this ritual that both celebrates and denigrates engagement and masculinity.
  • International Competition
    On the 20 th of December 1989, a few days after Ceaușescu’s bloody repression in Timișoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he found out that his…
  • International Competition
    On a winter evening, Dad returns home drunk. Tiger is in his room, and Mom is sleeping on the couch. A quarrel breaks out. Dad has a shotgun. Tiger and…
  • International Competition
    Mariam is determined to escape her conservative family, by pursuing a secret romance online. When her mother suggests an arranged marriage, she refuses, saying she needs time. With the clock…
  • International Competition
    Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and…