Como Nossos Pais / Just like Our Parents

Audience Award Festival de Cinema de Vitória, Brazil

Thursday - 09/20/2018
9:00 PM - City Kino Wedding 
Fiction / Just like Our Parents / Brazil / 2017 / Language: Portuguese / Subtitles: English / 102 Min.
Director: Laís Bodanzky
Writer: Laís Bodanzky, Luiz Bolognesi
Producer: Caio Gullane, Rodrigo Castellar
Cinematographer: Pedro J. Márquez
Editor: Rodrigo Menecucci
Sound: Jorge Rezende
Music: Antonio Pinto
Production Design: Rita Faustini
Costume Design: Cássio Brasil
Cast: Maria Ribeiro, Clarisse Abujamra, Paulo Vilhena, Felipe Rocha, Jorge Mautner, Herson Capri

Rosa is in her late thirties, wife to her husband Dado, lover to her friend Pedro, mother of two girls, and daughter of divorced parents. Her husband is an ethnologist, specialized in indiginous Amazon tribes, and therefore travels a lot. Rosa, on the other hand, has given up her dream of becoming a successful playwright, as she, instead, pays the family maintenance by writing advertisement texts for bathroom furnishings and additionally has to support her free-spirited father, Homero.
When her mother unexpectedly announces that Homero is not her biological father at a family dinner, Rosa’s life is turned upside down. Worn down between entangled family structures and many-sided expectations, Rosa tries to live up to her own standards as a self-determined woman.

Just Like Our Parents is a life-caught portrait of three generations in São Paulo and a vivid reflection of role-models without moralizing forefingers.