Irene is an introverted 13-year-old girl living with her wealthy, traditional family in a small town in Brazil. One summer, by chance, she discovers another Irene who lives in the same town and is the same age, but who is utterly different from herself, much more self-confident and worldlier. She discovers a new way of being Irene and is fascinated. It isn’t long before the two Irenes find out a shocking secret, which proves to be the biggest revelation of their young lives. Beautifully crafted and paced, the film creates a unique space to explore the nature of girlhood and adolescent friendship, and the pursuit of an identity that is all one’s own.
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is a registered charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This 11-day annual festival encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.