A Cidade onde Envelheço / Where I Grow Old

A film by Marília Rocha

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

This film was co-presented with the Austin Film Society



A Cidade onde Envelheço


Brazil/Portugal, Drama, 2016
100 min, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

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 longs 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 desire to return home.

Regional Premiere

About the director

Marília RochaMarília 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 Latin-American Film Festival. In 2011, Visions du Réel 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.



Producer: Luana Melgaço, João Matos
Production Companies: Anavilhana, Terratreme
Screenwriter: João Dumans, Marilia Rocha, Thais Fujinaga
Cinematographer: Ivo Lopes Araújo
Editor: Francisco Moreira
Sound Design: Carlos Abreu, Tiago de Matos
Cast: Elizabete Francisca, Francisca Manuel, Paulo Nazareth, Jonnata Doll, Wederson dos Santos

Print Source: FiGa Films,