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Brazil | 23' | 02/2024 | experimental documentary

A spell breaking, Quebrante traverses the caves, ruins and phantasmagorias of the Transamazon BR230 Highway, portraying its stones and its ghosts. Set in tiny Rurópolis, the very first town ever built on the road, Quebrante follows Ms. Erismar, a retired elementary school teacher known in the region as The Cave Woman.

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Janaina Wagner


Janaina Wagner (São Paulo, Brazil) works across video, drawing and installations. Currently a Phd fellow at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, her work aims to present a critical understanding of the ways in which humans impose systems of order and control upon their surroundings. Wagner participated in several artistic residencies, such as Gasworks (EN)FID Campus – Festival International de Cinéma de Marseille (FR), Bolsa Pampulha (BR)Festival Mondes Possibles – Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers (FR), Casa Tomada (BR), W139 (NL) and NES Skagaströnd (IS).


  • Curupira E A Máquina Do Destino – 2021 – short film
  • Licantropia – 2019 – short film
  • Ventura – 2018 – short film
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Director: Janaina Wagner
Screenplay: Janaina Wagner
Producer: Janaina Wagner
Cinematographer: Lucas Barbi
Sound Design: Ricardo Zollner
Editor: Janaina Wagner , Yuyan Wang
Composer: Carla Boregas


  1. Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes, Brazil (19 -27 January, 2024)
    Short Film Competition
  2. Berlinale, Germany (15 – 25 February, 2024)
    Forum Expanded


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