The well-known Sao Paulo-based Laboratory is the only audiovisual projects development laboratory in Brazil that receives projects from all regions of the country, from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula and for the first time also from Italy. The Pop Up Film Residency BrLab Award will be chosen amongst the projects selected by BrLab that are in the initial phase of development and financing. Headed by Rafael Sampaio, the 11th edition of the BrLab took place from 1st to 22nd of October 2021 (hybrid event).

Pop Up Film Residency: June 2022

 

Marlene Grinberg

Marlene Grinberg

Director, Writer

Argentina

Marlene Grinberg is an Argentine director and screenwriter. Her short films Todas mis Lolas and Mi Reina participated in festivals in Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Italy and the USA. She is currently developing the feature Tres Tiempos (Bal Lab Biarritz 2019), the documentary Me Gusta cuando Hablas (Docs Lab Mx 2020) and the feature La Sirena de Monterrey (Blood Window Lab 2020).

 

The Mermaid of Monterrey

n a small town in Southern Patagonia, close to oil platforms and freezing sea waters, 23-year-old Nina is a dancer at the Monterrey club. She works as a prostitute but does not enjoy sex and suffers from STDs. One afternoon she meets her new neighbor, 8-year-old Iván, who awakens in her a memory of the sea and the sailor she once fell in love with. Nina cannot control her feelings, and in the face of this love, remorphs into a cannibal mermaid.

 

 

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