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First Death of Joana (The)

Country: Brazil, Language: Portuguese, 91 mins

Original Title

A Primeira Morte de Joana
  • Director: Cristiane Oliveira
  • Writer: Cristiane Oliveira; Gustavo Galvao; Silvia Lourenco
  • Producer: Aleteia Selonk; Cristiane Oliveira

CGiii Comment

Joana, 13, wants to find out why her great-aunt died at 70 without ever having dated anyone. As she confronts the values of her community in Southern Brazil, Joana realizes that all the women in her family have a secret, while something hidden inside her also reveals.


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Cast & Characters

Letícia Kacperski as Joana
Isabela Bressane as Carolina
Joana Vieira as Lara
Lisa Becker as Norma
Roberto Oliveira as Afiador
Rosa Campos Velho as Rosa
Emílio Speck as Nilo
Pedro Nambuco as Thomas
Graciela Caputti as Sofia
Janaína Kremer Motta as Diretora