Two Irenes

directed by Fabio Meira

Synopsis

Irene is a 13-year-old girl who lives in a small city in the middle of the Brazilian drylands region. She’s part of a traditional rich family, but relates to her maid more than to her sisters. One day, she finds out that her father has another daughter and that the girl is also thirteen and named Irene. Without anyone knowing, she sneaks away in order to meet
her sister. She discovers a new Irene, utterly different from her, more self-confident, more mature. She finds out a new way of being Irene and she is fascinated. Through her sister, she becomes aware of her dad’s double life of being the father and husband of two families. She starts acting just like him, entering a game full of secrets and lies in order to share teenage adventures with her new sister. The two Irenes will never be the same.

 

Fabio Meira.

Fabio Meira was born in Goiania, Brazil, in 1979. He began working in films as an assistant director of Ruy Guerra. Fabio graduated from the International School of Film and TV of Cuba and directed several shorts and medium- length films that were awarded at festivals like It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival and Cinélatino – Rencontres
de Toulouse. He also wrote the scripts of UNDERAGE, which premiered in San Sebastian
and won Best Film at the 2013 Rio International Film Festival, and THE ILLUSION, DAAD Award for Best Short at the Berlinale in 2009. TWO IRENES is his first feature as a director.