Memory House

Casa de Antiguidades

Greek premiere

Cristovam, a native from the impoverished Brazilian North, moves to a town of the wealthy South, to work in a milk factory. Confronted with racism, intolerance, and prejudice, he is withdrawn in isolation and estrangement. As he settles in an abandoned house, filled with objects that reconnect him with his roots, Cristovam discovers traces of his ancestry. An elusive metamorphosis is gradually carried out, in a surreal invasion of the transcendental and the spiritual into the visible.

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Direction: João Paulo Miranda Maria
Script: João Paulo Miranda Maria
Cinematography: Benjamín Echazarreta
Editing: Benjamin Mirguet
Sound: Léo Bortolin
Music: Nicolas Becker
Actors: Antonio Pitanga, Ana Flavia Cavalcanti, Sam Louwyck
Production: Be Bossa Entertainment, Maneki Films
Producer/Producers: Denise Gomes, Paula Cosenzal, Didar Domehri
Co-production: Canal Brasil, Cinema Caipira
Sets: Isabelle Bittencourt
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Brazil, France
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 93'
Contact: Celluloid Dreams

João Paulo Miranda Maria

João Paulo Miranda was born on the inland side of São Paulo state in 1982. He graduated with a degree in Cinema in 2004 from Estácio de Sá College (Rio de Janeiro). He holds a Master’s degree in Multimedia from the University of Campinas. A professor at the Methodist University of Piracicaba (SP), he is also a member of the Brazilian Association of Cinematography and the founder and coordinator of the research and film practice group Kino-Οlho. Selected at the Critics’ Week in 2015, his short film Command Action captures the rhythms of a Brazilian city through a street market.


2015 Command Action (short)
2016 The Girl Who Danced with the Devil (short)
2017 Meninas Formicida (short)
2020 Memory House