Found Memories (Historias Que So Existem Quando Lembradas)


Year: 2011
Run Time: 98 minutes

A gorgeous reflection on the passage of time, FOUND MEMORIES is a poetic, humble film about the last people left in a small Brazilian village—a handful of elderly people full of hidden memories and set in their ways. Madalena, an old widow, bakes her bread every morning before taking it to the store to sell. While there, she has her daily quarrel with Antonio and eats her meals with the other villagers. One day she returns to her house to find a young traveler at her doorstep. Rita, a wandering photographer, is looking for a place to stay for a few days. As the worlds of the young and old intertwine, the dichotomies between resistance and understanding and between labor and art begin to fade—like the old photographs hanging on Madalena's walls. Through a growing relationship, each teaches the other about life and about the importance of not letting it slip away. (In Portuguese with subtitles) ľ M.M.

J˙lia Murat

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, ╔ric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
Franšois Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
J˙lia Murat was born in Rio de Janeiro and studied graphic design at the Rio de Janeiro University, as well as screenwriting at the Darcy Ribeiro Film School. She worked as an assistant director, editor, and camera assistant before directing her own short films, documentaries, and narratives.

Select Filmography
"Dia dos Pais" (2008), FOUND MEMORIES (2011)

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This film is presented with the generous support of CHRIS S. W. BLAKE and LAURA WATILO BLAKE.

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