Monday,March 6, 20174 p.m.
Monday,March 6, 20177:30 p.m.


Théâtre Outremont
1248 Bernard Avenue West
Montréal (Québec) H2V 2V6
Phone: 514-495-9944, ext. #1

All audiences, 12 years +

An animated short presented before the Ciné-Outremont showing on Monday, March 6.

Also presented before the Ciné-Casteliers showing of Le Théâtre de marionnettes en Espagne: une belle réalité on Friday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at the Paul-Gérin-Lajoie d’Outremont High School.


Animated short film, 2014, 13 minutes
Without words


This animated short film, inspired by a painting by Cândido Portinari (Retirantes, 1944), tells the story of a woman travelling through an arid, depopulated region, unable to feed her baby. All along her journey, she meets people that share her fate: local peasants, children, lizards, a religious procession praying for help, and a small gathering of traditional musicians (forró), everyone fleeing their cruel and barren land.

With a sensitive outlook and magical elements, the narrative reveals the mysteries and universal difficulties of a forgotten and suffering people.

Director Maíra Coelho presents a new approach to animation, combining “live-motion” and “stop-motion” techniques, visual arts, puppetry and cinema.






Director and Artistic Director: Maíra Coelho
Co-Director and Editor: Juliano Ambrosini
Producers: Maíra Coelho and Vanessa Remonti
Production Directors: Adriana Hiller and Tatiana Faleiro
Story: Jackson Zambelli
Director of Photography: Christiano Cangussu
Music: Sérgio Olivé
Musician: Suellen Carpara
Voices: Lucia Achutti, Pedro Olivé eand Antonio Olivé
Puppet Design: Patricia Preiss, Magda Gebhardt, Fernando Rossa et Maíra Coelho
Actors-Manipulators: Genifer Gerhard, Elaine Regina, Cacá Sena et Fernando Rossa
Stop-Motion and 2D Director: James Zortéa