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For Whom the Wave Breaks

Maya has just moved to Rio, far away from her parents, and feels she doesn't belong to where she came from anymore nor to where she is now yet. The girl has dreams about a world where all the water is dark. This world is so real that, when she's in it, she has dreams of a world where the water is transparent.

  • Arnon Segal Hochman
  • Arnon Segal Hochman
  • Bernardo Cunha
  • Sarah Lopes
  • Júlia Ribeiro
  • Arnon Segal Hochman
  • Julia Kahane
    Key Cast
  • Ana Cordeiro
    Key Cast
    "Sea Girl"
  • Nilza Masson
    Key Cast
    "Aunt Vivi"
  • Ana Terra
    Key Cast
    "Running Girl"
  • Júlia Ribeiro
    Director of Photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Por Quem as Ondas Quebram
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Romance
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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Director Biography - Arnon Segal Hochman

Arnon Segal Hochman was born in Brazil, in a small city on the mountains, but went to Rio in 2014 to study Cinema at the Federal University of Rio. He produced the short "Lâmina" for the challenge-festival "72 Hours Rio" and worked in several departments in other students films. "For Whom the Wave Breaks" is his actual debut in the festival world. He's currently working on his next film "A Respectful, Modest, Appropriate Movie", which is his final project for film school.

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Director Statement

"For Whom the Wave Breaks" is a movie about being stuck with two irreconcilable realities. Sometimes we can't and yet we must choose between them. The places we are confortable with and the places that call for our exploration are far apart from each other.
I decided to write a short script that could bring several issues related to this central question. I wanted it to be a poetic-narrative piece. The water came to me as the perfect symbol for these almost identical and fundamentally different worlds.
On the first meeting with the crew I said "We have an impossible script for our budget, it's ok if we have to drop some ideas along the way". I'm still not sure how we pulled it off, but the movie is pretty much what I envisioned at that time.