A film about one man's journey from Denmark to Brazil to become a father. Directed by Carlos Augusto de Oliveira.
Thomas is a successful Danish architect in his forties who desperately wants to be a father. After Danish authorities deny his right to adopt a child, he decides to visit an old friend in Brazil, where there is a thriving black market for adoption. In São Paulo, Thomas’s friend Jacob, introduces him to Maria, a humble young woman who is pregnant with her third child. Maria is beautiful, charming and pregnant, yet she is too poor to support her unborn child. The two make a deal - Thomas will pay Maria and bring her baby back to Denmark as his own. However, things get unhinged when Thomas becomes emotionally involved with the enchanting Maria.
Touching on a myriad social issues, director Carlos Augusto de Oliveira’s Rosa Morena is also a story of affection. Provocative, entertaining and poignant, it resonates through the heartbreaking and heartwarming tale of two people trying to do the right thing for the child they both love.
- Sandy Wolf
90 Minutes | In Portuguese with English Subtitles
In Person: Producers Ivan Teixeira & Edu Sallouti
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