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Directed by Daniel Leo

Brazil, Poland, British Columbia 2017 81 mins In Portuguese, Polish

Photographer-turned-filmmaker Daniel Leo’s first feature is a trans-Atlantic tale of culture shock and miscommunication, as a young Polish man named Karol moves to Brazil to become a father after discovering his one-night stand with Brazilian tourist Bruna led to pregnancy. Against the wishes of his family, Karol feels compelled to do the right thing and bids adieu to Poland. Once in Brazil, however, he finds that perhaps Bruna did not actually want him to move in. Without anywhere else for Karol to go, the driven Bruna must now contend with a man who does not understand Portuguese and is used to making money on the quick. With beautiful imagery and stellar acting, Leo shows himself to be an exciting and capable upcoming filmmaker.

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