The Rotterdam International Film Festival, which ended on February 5, has just awarded the FIPRESCI Award to the Brazilian feature film Pela Janela (Through the Window).

International film journalists give this award to the best film in the Bright Future program, which consists of works by directors who are making their first feature film.

Pela Janela (Through the Window) by Caroline Leone was selected due to the way in which “the film interweaves the emotional and political spheres without being overly demonstrative,” according to the festival’s official website. 

The photo above shows the award winners at the 2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

A native of the state of São Paulo, director Caroline Leone also wrote the film’s screenplay and was a co-editor of this film which was a Brazilian-Argentinean co-production (Dezenove Som e Imagem and Rizoma Films).

The film is a road movie from São Paulo to Buenos Aires, and its Brazilian premiere has yet to be scheduled.

The festival featured 5 Brazilian feature films: Antonio One, Two, Three by Leonardo Mouramateus, Arabia by Affonso Uchoa and João Dumas, Body Electric by Marcelo Caetano (which went through post-production at O2 ), Elon Doesn’t Believe in Death by Ricardo Alves Junior and Pela Janela (Through the Window) by Caroline Leone.

Take a look at the trailer for Pela Janela (Through the Window):

Caroline Leone has worked as a director at O2.