The Brazilian-Uruguayan picture follows Irene, who lives on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and has to come to terms with her son, Fernando, heading out into the world when he is offered a professional sports contract in Europe.
It is Pizzi’s second movie after his SXSW-selected “Craft.” He penned “Loveling” alongside Karine Teles (“Second Mother”), who plays the central character, Irene. Established Brazilian actors Adriana Esteves and Otavio Muller also star, as Irene’s sister and husband, respectively. Uruguayan actor Cesar Troncoso also appears.
Tatiana Leite at Bubbles Project produced the movie with Rodrigo Letier, Agustina Chiarino and Fernando Epstein.
“I’ve fallen in love with ‘Loveling’ since its first treatment. It was a long and intense journey till the film