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THE ORPHAN

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Directed by Carolina Markowicz
Brazil, 2018
Short, Drama
      Portuguese
      English, Italian, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

Inspired by real-life events, The Orphan is the story of Jonathas, a young boy living in a children’s home, awaiting adoption. Taken home for a trial period by a married couple, he’s soon “returned” due to his effeminate mannerisms.

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Beautifully capturing the fluidity of identity in dreamy, languid cinematography, this queer short film explores the underside of adoption in subtly devastating terms. A ravishing tale of a young person’s quest for approval and belonging, The Orphan won the Queer Palm award at Cannes Film Festival.

Synopsis

Inspired by real-life events, The Orphan is the story of Jonathas, a young boy living in a children’s home, awaiting adoption. Taken home for a trial period by a married couple, he’s soon “returned” due to his effeminate mannerisms.

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The OrphanDirected byCarolina Markowicz
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Cannes Film Festival
2018 | Winner: Queer Palm

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