Competition - Fiction

My Name is Baghdad

By Caru Alves De Souza

Baghdad is 17 years old and lives in one of São Paulo’s working-class neighbourhoods, surrounded by whimsical and wildly endearing women. Short hair, lightning-fast, and a big mouth, she runs away on her skateboard followed by a gang of boys she bosses around. Caru Alves de Souza, winner of an award at the Berlinale, has created a film in the image of her protagonist: free, effervescent and full of rhythm.

  • Section Competition - Fiction
  • Original language(s) Portuguese
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

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Director(s)
Caru Alves De Souza
Writer(s)
Caru Alves De Souza & Josefina Trotta

Casting

  • Grace Orsato
  • Karina Buhr
  • Marie Maymone
  • Helena Luz
  • Nick Batista
  • William Costa
  • João Paulo Bienemann
  • Gilda Nomacce
  • Paulette Pink

World sales

  • Reel Suspects

Production

  • Manjericão Filmes
  • Tangerina Entretenimento

Cinematographer

  • Camila Cornelsen

Sound

  • Pedro Noizyman
  • René Brasil
  • André Bellentani
Duration
96'
Year
2020
Production country
Brazil
Status
Regional Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by a video encounter conversation with the filmmaker