Irene is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in the Brazilian drylands region. She comes from an affluent family, but relates to her maid more than to her sisters. One day, she finds out that her father has another daughter, and that girl is also thirteen and named Irene. Without anyone knowing, she sneaks away in order to meet her sister. She discovers that the new Irene is completely different than herself. She is more self-confident and more mature. Through her sister, she learns more about her father’s double life and, just like him, enter a world of secrets and lies. Now the two Irenes will never be the same.
Nominated for the Best First Feature Award at the Berlinale, Fabio Meira's TWO IRENES would go on to win five awards at the Gramado Film Festival.
“What Meira does with this sensationalist premise is exquisite – instead of being ruled by torrid passion, his drama proceeds by stealth, as a series of telling reveals.” –Notebook Magazine
DIRECTED BY FABIO MEIRA
BRAZIL | 2017 | PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES