A Far Song, a Brazilian film about family and family ties

The film “A Distant Song” by Brazilian director Clarissa Campolina, presented last Monday as part of the official competition of the nineteenth session of the Marrakech International Film Festival, which will continue until November 19, deals with the question of the family and family ties.
The story of this tape (75 minutes) revolves around “Ximena”, a young woman who seeks her identity and her place within her family through meditation and rethinks her relationship with her mother and grandmother, two women of the middle class in Brazil, and by her correspondence with her father who lives far from her in Peru and who knows a little more about him through a few messages exchanged between them.
“Ximena” seeks to reorganize her family ties and imagine new ways of experiencing friendship, work and relationships with family members, in order to free herself from the feeling of alienation necessary since childhood, absence of a father who marked his personality a lot, especially in childhood.
Through her father’s letters, Jimena finds an incentive to change her lifestyle and her introverted personality by getting to know new friends and further deepening her relationship with her father, who gives her advice based on his experiences of life, seeking to fill the void he left. in his life.
In her speech on this occasion, director Clarissa Campolina expressed her joy at welcoming her to the nineteenth session of the Marrakech International Film Festival, stressing the importance for her of screening this film outside of Brazil.
The director added: “This tape deals with some of the societal problems that we are experiencing in Brazil”, noting in passing the heroine of the film, whom she considered to be a seasoned and strong actress, from whom she learned a lot as a artist during the different stages of making this film.
Monica Maria, Carlos Francisco, John Narváez, Margot Assis, Mathilde Biagi and Ricardo Campos played the roles in this work.
It should be noted that the film “A Faraway Song” (2022) is the first feature film directed by Clarissa Campolina alone.
In 2011, her film “Vortex”, which she directed with Helvisio Marines, had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, and it participated in more than fifty international festivals, including the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Toronto.
Her second documentary, While We Are Here, which she made with Louis Peretti in 2019, premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
In 2015, a restoration of his films was organized in Germany as part of the artists’ studio of the German Academic Exchange Service.
The public of the red city is still there with the screening of the rest of the films participating in the official competition to win the gold star of the nineteenth session of the festival, which are the first or second feature films for their directors, which confirms the priority that the festival gives to the discovery and commitment of new talents in international cinema.

A Far Song, a Brazilian film about family and family ties