Marília Rocha

Brazil, Portugal 100 min min Fiction


Francisca, a young Portuguese woman who’ s living in Brazil, welcomes Teresa, an old acquaintance she’ d lost contact with, into her home. While Teresa is discovering the place where she means to settle, Francisca craves for her life back in Lisbon. The film follows each woman’ s adventures in the city and the deep bond of friendship that grows between them, forcing them to deal with conflicting desires: a will to leave for an unknown country and a relentless longing for home. *Spanish première

Festivals and Awards
Rotterdam | San Sebastián | Biarritz Latam | DocLisboa | Palm Springs

Recommended for young audiences


Marília Rocha

Marília Rocha lives and works between Belo Horizonte and Lisbon. She directed the films Aboio (2005), which won Best Film at It’s All True Festival, Acácio (2008), and A falta que me faz (2009), Best Film at the São Paulo International Latin America Film Festival. In 2011, Visions du Réel Film Festival presented a special program of her films in Nyon, Switzerland, as well as the Dokanema Festival in Mozambique. She’s a partner at Anavilhana Filmes, along with Clarissa Campolina and Luana Melgaço.

Filmography: A cidade onde envelheço (2016), A falta que me faz (2009), Acácio (2008), Aboio (2005)

Marília Rocha

Film information

Original Title: Where I Grow Old
Director: Marília Rocha
Script: João Dumans, Marilia Rocha, Thais Fujinaga
Contact: Figa Films
With: Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel, Paulo Nazareth
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 100 min min
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2017