Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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.

tags: Documentary, Society, Politics, Feature film, Current Affairs

With: Rodrigo Fischer, Yasmin Santana, Laila Garroni, James Herron, Thaís de Almeida Prado


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

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.