In a transitional moment personally and professionally, Juliana knows all too well the value of having a steady gig as a member of Brazil’s working class. After relocating to bustling Contagem to take a municipal job with the endemics department, she and a colorful crew canvas the city’s favelas, eradicating mosquito nests while she awaits the arrival of her husband, whose constant and evolving excuses spell trouble. Yet as Juliana settles in and her new life as a single woman comes into focus, she learns to face her troubled past and to savor those rare, precious little bits of joy — a night spent with a new lover, a welcoming slice of cake from a lonely pensioner — in this rich and absorbing feature from writer/director André Novais Oliveira. – Cedar Sherbert
Born in 1984, André Novais Oliveira has directed the short films FANTASMAS, POUCO MAIS DE UM MÊS and QUINTAL — of which the latter two were selected for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight — and the feature ELA VOLTA NA QUINTA, which screened at several international festivals including Rotterdam, and won the Special Jury Prize at BAFICI 2015. TEMPORADA is his second feature.