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Breakwater

A group of young lesbians from São Paulo go on a trip to a remote beach for the new year's celebration.
While they wait, they relax, make music and build emotional refuge for themselves. They own their
bodies, their memories and they feel free.

  • Cris Lyra
    Director
    UM HOMEM SATISFEITO (A Pleased Man) 2015
  • Camila Gaglianone
    Producer
    No Kings by Emilia Melo (2017)
  • Ananda Maranhão
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Elis Menezes
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Lana Lopes
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Raíssa Lopes
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Yakini Kalid
    Key Cast
    "as Herself"
  • Wilssa Esser
    DoP
  • Cris Lyra
    DoP
  • Beatriz Pomar
    Editing
  • Henrique Cartaxo
    Editing
  • Daniel Turini
    Sound Editing & Mixing
  • Henrique Chiurciu
    Sound Editing & Mixing
  • Marina Bruno
    Production Sound
  • Tamis Haddad
    Production Sound
  • Henrique Renagatti
    Color Correction
  • Doc & Rio Festival Agency
    Festival Agent
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Quebramar
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Queer, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • IDFA - International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    November 22, 2019
    International Premiere
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
    Clermont-Ferrand
    France
    February 5, 2020
    French Premiere
    Best Documentary
  • Frameline
    San Francisco
    United States
    September 26, 2020
  • NewFest - The New York LGBT Film festival
    New York
    United States
    October 16, 2020
  • Inside Out
    Toronto
    Canada
    October 1, 2020
  • Regard - Saguenay Short Film Festival
    Saguenay
    Canada
    March 12, 2020
    North American Premiere
  • MakeDox
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    August 16, 2020
    Macedonian Premiere
  • Image+Nation Montreal's LGBT Film Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
    November 11, 2020
  • FICCI - Festival Internacional de Cartagena de Indias
    Cartagena de Indias
    Colombia
    March 12, 2020
    Latin American Premiere
  • Olhar de Cinema International Film festival
    Curitiba
    Brazil
    Best Short
  • Shorts México
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    September 2, 2020
    Mexican Premiere
    Queershorts
  • Curta Cinema International Short Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    Brazil Channel Award
  • DocAviv
    Tel-Aviv
    Israel
    September 3, 2020
    Israeli Premiere
  • LesGaiCineMad
    Madrid
    Spain
    November 4, 2020
    Spanish Premiere
    Best Short Documentary
  • Qfest St. Louis
    St. Louis
    United States
    June 19, 2020
    American Premiere
    Documentary Shorts: The Queer Experience
  • KASHISH Mumbai International Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    July 6, 2020
    Asian Premiere
    Documentary Shorts
  • Queer Lisboa & Queer Porto
    Lisboa & Porto
    Portugal
    September 23, 2020
    Portuguese Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Kreivés - Vilnius Queer Festival
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    September 10, 2020
    Lithuanian Premiere
    Best Short
  • International Short Film Festival Winterthur
    Winterthur
    Switzerland
    November 3, 2020
    Swiss Premiere
  • Janela Internacional de Cinema
    Recife
    Brazil
    Best Cinematography
  • Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes
    Tiradentes
    Brazil
  • Fest Curtas BH
    Belo Horizonte
    Brazil
  • Goiânia Mostra Curtas
    Goiânia
    Brazil
    Jury Award
  • Kiyv International Short Film Festival
    Kyiv
    Ukraine
    August 5, 2020
    Ukrainian Premiere
  • dotdotdot Open Air Kurzfilmfestival
    Vienna
    Austria
    July 20, 2020
    Austrian Premiere
  • Lille Short Film Festival
    Lille
    France
    September 19, 2020
  • Mostra de Cinema de Conquista
    Vitória da Conquista
    Brazil
  • Mix Brasil
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    Best Script
  • Les Mains Gauches
    Marseille
    France
    September 17, 2020
  • Femmes en Résistance - Feminist Documentary Festival

    France
    September 27, 2020
  • Latin America Days
    Leipzig
    Germany
    October 8, 2020
  • Mix Copenhague
    Copenhague
    Denmark
    October 25, 2020
    Danish Premiere
  • Queer Film Festival Munich
    Munich
    Germany
    October 14, 2020
  • Scottish Queer International Film festival
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    October 14, 2020
    Scottish Premiere
  • Seattle Queer Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    October 15, 2020
  • Pink Screens Queer Festival
    Brussels
    Belgium
    November 17, 2020
    Belgium Premiere
  • Merlinka Film Festival
    Belgrado
    Serbia
    December 3, 2020
    Serbian Premiere
  • Cheris Cheris Paris LGBT Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    December 10, 2020
Director Biography - Cris Lyra

Cris Lyra is 34 years old and is a lesbian director and cinematographer based in São Paulo, Brasil. QUEBRAMAR is her second short. In 2015 she directed her first short film, A PLEASED MAN.

Since 2015 has worked as a cinematographer for several short films and 4 features: CHÃO (Landless), from Camila Freitas, that premiered at the 69º Berlinale (2019), LEMBRO MAIS DOS CORVOS (I Remember the Crows), from Gustavo Vinagre, best film at the 40th edition of Cinéma du Réel, 2018, and best film at IndieLisboa 2018, among other prizes, and PARA’I, from Vinicius Toro, screened at Mannheim –Heidelberg International Film Festival 2018, at Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) 2019, Cartagena International Film Festival 2019 (competition), Festival do Rio 2018 (competition), and ALICE DOS ANJOS, from Daniel Leite Almeida, in post.

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Director Statement

As a director, Cris intends to explore the experience of not performing standard femininity in the patriarchy.