Film - International Independents Filmfest 2019


Directed by Peter Azen


Director: Peter Azen
Section: International Independents
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: English, Italian, Portuguese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Rodrigo Fischer, Yasmin Santana, Laila Garroni, James Herron, Thaís de Almeida Prado



New York City attracts Jane and Carlos, like so many others, with the promise of a better life. That's why they've left their home country, Brazil. Yet as immigrants, they don't have all the opportunities that the American dream implies. Their search for a new and better life represents that of all the immigrants who dare to attempt a fresh start in another country. It is also the story of changes taking place in United States and Brazil. The fictional story about Jane and Carlos in this experimental film is intertwined with the personal experiences of the film team, which reports in interspersed episodes about their own immigration and that of others they've researched.

Meet the director


Peter Azen

Peter Azen was born in Brazil in 1984. He lives and works as a director, artist, performer, scriptwriter, and photographer in New York City. His works include several short films as well as the documentary U.S. OF I.D.Y. (2012), the drama CACAYA (2017), and the documentary BLACK WAVE (2018), which had its world premiere at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. He has co-founded Illium Pictures, a production company, with other filmmakers.


Screenplay: Peter Azen, Laila Garroni
Director of Photography: Livia Sá
Film Editor: Peter Azen
Composer: Peter Azen
Production Designer: Peter Azen
Costume Design: Peter Azen
Sound: Peter Azen
Producer: Peter Azen
Production Company: Illium Pictures
Co-Producer: Tim Wu