Dir : Allan Deberton / Brazil / 98 minutes / Brazilian, Portuguese / 2019


Pacarrete is an old and crazy ballet dancer. Over the years, she works as the teacher for classic dance and ballet in Fortaleza with ambition. After retirement, she goes back to hometown. However, still undaunted, she decides to give a dance performance, as a gift “to the people”, on the eve of the city’s 200-year anniversary party. But it seems nobody cares.


  • 47th Gramado Film Festival/Competition/Best Film, Best Film Popular Jury, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Sound Design
  • 22th FAM – Florianópolis Audiovisual Mercosul/Competition/Best Film and Best Film Popular Jury
  • 12th LABRIFF – Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival/Competition/Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Screenplay

Director biography and filmography:

ALLAN DEBERTON is a producer, director and screenwriter. Graduated with a degree of Cinema Studies at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF-RJ),  he has directed movies such as “Coconut Sweet” (2010), “The Best Friend” (2013), “Arthur’s Eyes” (2016); all of which featured in over 100 film festivals and received various awards. In 2015, he produced the feature documentary “The Other Side of the Atlantic”, by Márcio Câmara and Daniele Ellery, released in Habana Film Festival. In 2017, he co-produced for EBC the TV series “Lana & Carol”, by Samuel Brasileiro and Natalia Maia; the feature film “Eternal Return”, by Lília Moema; produced and wrote the lyrics of the show “Hour of the Star – The Musical”, based on Clarice Lispector’s book. He is currently scripting his next feature film “The Best Friend”.


Producers – Allan Deberton, Ariadne Mazzetti, Clara Bastos, César Teixeira
Scriptwriters – Allan Deberton, André Araújo, Samuel Brasileiro, Natália Maia
Cinematographer – Beto Martins
Editor – Joana Collier
Composer – Fred Silveira
Sound Designer – Rodrigo Ferrante
Sound Designer – Cauê Custódio


Marcélia Cartaxo, João Miguel, Soia Lira, Zezita Matos, Samya de Lavor, Edneia Tutti Quinto, Débora Ingrid, Rodger Rogério