The Olga Rabinovich Institute is a charity supporting the Brazilian audiovisual sector and headed by Josephine Bourgois. In March 2019 the Institute launched the “Projeto Paradiso”, a program that intends to foster the development of Brazilian films, with an emphasis on stories that engage with diverse audiences. The Pop Up Film Residency & the Olga Rabinovich Institute jointly organise the “Pop Up Film Residency Paradiso” in that framework.

The “Pop Up Film Residency Paradiso” offers a 3-week residency for 1 experienced Brazilian filmmaker to work on the development of his/her feature film project in the summer of 2019. The Residency is to take place in Bratislava (Slovakia), under the guidance of the Pop Up Film Residency director Matthieu Darras, and with a mentor to be defined according to the needs of the filmmaker & project selected.

Start Residency: July-August 2019

Beatriz Seigner

Beatriz Seigner

Director (Brazil)

Beatriz’ 2nd feature film “Los Silencios” premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2018, and was distributed internationally by Pyramide. The film received enthusiastic critical and audience appraisal internationally, for example reaching more than 30 000 admissions in French theaters. “While They Sleep” is in development stage. It will be produced in Brazil by Seigner’s company Miriade Filmes, together with Erica de Freitas’ Encantamento Filmes. Thierry Lenouvel will continue collaborating with Seigner as French co-producer.

 

WHILE THEY SLEEP

 

How a triple love relationship can be lived among 3 parents of young kids, in a Brazilian society that has become more explicit religious, violent and conservative on the latest years?

Mentor

Matthieu Darras

Matthieu Darras