Cidade; Campo


Two tales of migration between the city and the countryside. After devastating floods in her hometown, rural worker Joana moves to São Paulo to find her sister Tania who lives with her grandson Jaime. Joana struggles to thrive in this “working city”. Entering the world of precarious employment, she applies for a job at a cleaning company. There, Joana gradually bonds with her colleagues whose collective struggle for better working conditions brings new meaning to her life. Meanwhile, her deepening relationship with young Jaime reawakens memories of her missing son. In the second part of the film, following the death of her estranged father, Flavia moves to his farm with her wife Mara. The two women struggle to make a fresh start in the wilderness. Living in the abandoned house, Flavia discovers unknown aspects of her father’s life. The couple suffers a shock when facing the harsh realities of rural daily life. Flavia begins to suspect that there is something in the woods surrounding the house. Nature forces the couple to confront old memories and ghosts.


  • Runtime

    119 min
  • Country

    Brazil, Germany, France
  • Year of Presentation

  • Year of Production

  • Director

    Juliana Rojas
  • Cast

    Fernanda Vianna, Mirella Façanha, Bruna Linzmeyer, Kalleb Oliveira, Andrea Marquee, Preta Ferreira, Marcos de Andrade, Nilcéia Vicente
  • Production Company

    Dezenove Som e Imagens
  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

    Feature Film

dates of presentation

    1. Akademie der Künste

      10557 Berlin

    1. Kino International

      Karl-Marx-Allee 33
      10178 Berlin

    1. Colosseum 1

      Schönhauser Allee 123
      10437 Berlin

    1. Zoo Palast 2

      Hardenbergstraße 29A
      10623 Berlin

    1. Cubix 8

      Rathausstraße 1
      10178 Berlin

Biography Juliana Rojas

The writer and director was born in Campinas, Brazil. Her solo work includes the award-winning short films O Duplo, which won a Special Mention at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, and The Passage of the Comet as well as the feature film Necropolis Symphony, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Collaborating with Marco Dutra, she wrote and directed the short films The White Sheet and A Stem and the feature films Hard Labor and Good Manners, the latter winning the Special Jury Award at the Locarno Film Festival.

Filmography Juliana Rojas

2005 O Lençol Branco (The White Sheet), co-director: Marco Dutra | 2005 Nenhuma Carta Para o Senhor Fernando (Mr. Fernando Has No Mail) | 2007 Um Ramo (A Stem), co-director: Marco Dutra | 2008 Vestida (Dressed) | 2011 Pra eu Dormir Tranquilo (To Sleep Quietly) | 2011 Trabalhar Cansa (Hard Labor); co-director: Marco Dutra | 2012 O Duplo (Doppelgänger) | 2013 Nascemos Hoje, Quando o Céu Estava Carregado de Ferro e Veneno (We Were Born Today, When the Sky Was Heavy with Iron and Poison), co-director: Marco Dutra | 2014 Sinfonia da Necrópole (Necropolis Symphony) | 2017 As Boas Maneiras (Good Manners); co-Regisseur: Marco Dutra | 2017 A Passagem do Cometa (The Passage of the Comet) | 2024 Cidade; Campo