Ana Katz' Florianópolis Dream opens with a scenario you might be familiar with: a car stuffed with people and baggage, a family summer holiday trip brimming with expectations and uncertainties. On their way to a Brazilian beach paradise, the Argentinian family in question are on the verge of splitting up, but also hoping that the trip will bring them back together again. This film is more of a bittersweet comedy than a sombre family drama, but although it has little actual drama, the stakes are high, and by the end the trip will have impacted all family members deeply.
This text is from the Films from the South Festival, where the film had its Scandinavian Premiere.
"a recognizable feast of pedestrian realism — a term meant in the most complimentary way — that suggests that happiness should be appreciated in the small things of everyday life while you battle your way through bigger things"
"an ambitious, nuanced, beautifully well performed and gorgeously insightful film"
Original title Sueño Florianópolis
Country Argentina, Brasil
Director Ana Katz
Producer Francesco Civita, Camila Groch, Diego Lerman. Beto Gauss & Ana Katz
Production Company A Campo Cine & Prodigo Films production
European co-producer Dominique Barneaud
European co-production company Bellota Films (Fr.)
Runtime 1h 46m
Language Spansk, Portugisisk