Iris Prize 2019

Leaking Blue (Azul Vazante)


Julia Alquéres


Julia Alquéres



brazil, 15 mins

A mother searches a hospital ward for her estranged son and finds instead a daughter. What could have played out as a conventional drama, shot on a soundstage or on location in a real-life hospital is instead acted out in the open, in crowded squares and on busy streets, with members of the public playing an unwitting part in the drama that unfurls. 

Programme 3 | Becoming | Cineworld Screen 15 | Wed 9 Oct 7pm

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Julia Alquéres is teacher and screenwriter, studied poetry in the master’s degree at the University of São Paulo, works on cinema and literature workshops. leaking blue is her first short film.