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by Marília Rocha


Francisca, a young Portuguese woman living in Brazil, welcomes Teresa, an old acquaintance she’d lost contact with, into her home. While Teresa is discovering the place where she means to settle, Francisca craves for her life back in Lisbon. The film follows each woman’s adventures in the city and the deep bond of friendship that grows between them, forcing them to deal with conflicting desires: a will to leave for an unknown country and a relentless longing for home.

international title: Where I Grow Old
original title: A cidade onde envelheço
country: Brazil, Portugal
sales agent: FiGa Films (US)
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Marília Rocha
film run: 80'
screenplay: Marília Rocha, João Dumans, Thais Fujinaga
cast: Elizabete Francisca Santos, Francisca Manuel, Paulo Nazareth
film editing: Francisco Moreira
production: Terratreme Filmes, Anavilhana Filmes (BR)
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