On March 31, 1964, a military coup overthrew the Brazilian gov...展开ernment. Four years later, all civil rights were suspended and torture became a systematic practice. Using a mix of fiction and documentary this extraordinary film is a searing record of personal memory, political repression and the will to survive. Interviews with eight women who were political prisoners during the military dictatorship are framed by the fantasies and imaginings of an anonymous character, portrayed by actress Irene Ravache. Filmmaker Murat, like the interviewees, was herself tortured and imprisoned; her film shatters the silence imposed on the survivors and the collective will to forget.
Lucia Murat is a Brazilian journalist and filmmaker. After working in the main TV stations and newspapers of Brazil as a journalist, she has been responsible in the last four years for an important series for educational TV, Testemunho, about the Brazilian history; O caso eu conto como o caso foi, short stories based in classics of Brazilian literature, and Mulheres no cinema, about women in the Brazilian movies. As a filmmaker, she has done the award winning films O Pequeno Exercito Louco (Little Mad Army), Daisy, Que Bom te Ver Viva (How Nice to See You Alive) and Doces Poderes (Sweet Power). Now she has started the pre-production of her next film, Brava Gente Brasileira (Brave Brazilian People).