Best Feature-Length Film
Feedback Female Film Festival
Best Historical Film
Toronto International Women’s Film Festival
Washington Jewish Film Festival
Los Angeles Independent Women Film Awards
26th Jewish Film Festival of São Paulo
Amidst the 16th-century Inquisition, orphans Leonor, Brites, and Mécia are sent to the colony by the Queen of Portugal to marry and populate the New World. Navigating challenges strengthens their identities. As the Inquisition reaches Brazil, unveiling secrets and endangering lives, the three women make crucial choices.
Elza Cataldo is a director, producer, and screenwriter. She graduated in Cinematography from the University of Nanterre and earned her doctorate from Sorbonne, France. She has also served as a professor and researcher at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Elza Cataldo directed, produced, and wrote the screenplay for the feature film “Vinho de Rosas” (Best Debut Director Award at the Batumi International Film Festival in Georgia 2006, and awards for Best Costume Design, Best Set Design, and Best Sound at the Maringá Film Festival 2006). She also directed the short film “O Crime da Atriz” (Best Brazilian Short Film by Jury and Audience and TeleImage Award at the São Paulo International Film Festival 2007, and Honorable Mention for Comedy at the Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival 2008).