Passport Series 2019

Long Way Home (Temporada)

Oct 23, 24

In order to take a new job as an employee in the public sanitation department, Juliana moves from the inner city of Itaúna to the metropolitan town of Contagem in Brazil. While waiting for her husband to join her, she adapts to her new life, meeting people and discovering new horizons, trying to overcome her past.

"Long Way Home draws deep on the grammar of naturalistic and near-documentary cinema, in its extended sequence takes, record of Juliana's daily life, shots of environment, lived-in interiors, and secondary characters often also seeking to break out of their impunity and chase modest dreams." (John Hopewell, Variety)

"Directed by the extremely talented André Novais de Oliveira, he seamlessly transforms the mundane into profound beauty through the use of vivid colours and striking cinematic shots....His visual language fearlessly asserts black Brazilian experience as indispensable to the national film industry, evincing the richness of communities systematically marginalized and denigrated." (Isaac Norris, Sounds and Colours)