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Meu nome é Bagdá

94 min.
Year of Production:
Grace Orsato
Karina Buhr
Marie Maymone
Helena Luz
Nick Batista
William Costa
João Paulo Bienemann
Gilda Nomacce
Paulette Pink
Emílio Serrano
Production Company:
Manjericão Filmes
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

“You guys are awful. You don't even know the girl and the first thing you say is: ‘She's fucking hot.’ She's probably doing a whole lot of cool things you don't even know.”
Rolling through São Paulo on her skateboard, Baghdad wears her hair short, her trousers pulled up high, and her sweater tucked into the waistband. Baghdad is cool; she is a girl who respects whom she wants to respect – everyone else might find wet clumps of toilet paper hurled their way. She lives in a house of strong-willed, emancipated women and spends her days at the skatepark with a group of guys who like to hang around shirtless, playing cards and plucking their chest hair.

Just like her protagonist, the director glides and swivels through the film with free, easy confidence and swaggering originality, not shying away from darker issues like violence, sexism and discrimination – yet also celebrating solidarity and resistance.

BIOGRAFIE Caru Alves de Souza

A director, screenwriter and producer born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1979. Her debut feature De menor premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival before going on to win Best Film at the Rio International Film Festival. She has directed two mid-length documentaries for the Brazilian channel TV Cultura and ten episodes of the documentary TV series Causando na rua for CINEBRASiLTV. The development of her second feature film Meu nome é Bagdá was supported by the Tribeca Film Institute and the Ibermedia programme.

FILMOGRAFIE Caru Alves de Souza (selection)

2020 Meu nome é Bagdá  2013 De Menor  2010 Vestígios  

Caru Alves de Souza @IMDb
My Name Is Baghdad @IMDb
Interview with Caru Alves de Souza on 'Meu nome é Bagdá'

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