Experiencing Interruptions?

Intimate Strangers

A woman moves back, from São Paulo to her hometown Rio de Janeiro, to support her husband's job. On their new residence, she forms an unlikely bond with her young neighbor based on their past memories, sadness and loneliness.

  • Jose Alvarenga Jr
  • Jose Alvarenga Jr
  • Matheus Souza
  • Jose Alvarenga Jr
  • Iafa Britz
  • Rafaela Mandelli
    Key Cast
  • Milhem Cortaz
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Contente
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Intimidade entre Estranhos
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  • Runtime:
    2 hours
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    850,000 USD
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  • Sao paulo festival
    Sao Paulo
    Brunei Darussalam
    November 11, 2018
    Sao paulo Premiere
    Official selection
  • Rio film festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    December 2, 2018
    Rio festival premiere
    Hours concours
Distribution Information
  • Globo Filmes
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jose Alvarenga Jr

José Alvarenga Jr. was born in Brazil in 1960 and started his career in Advertising after majoring in that area in college. As a director he made several commercials for Coca-Cola, UNILEVER and ASIA MOTORS. Over the last 19 years, he has dedicated his craft to Television and Motion Pictures, where he acts as both director and producer.

As a TV series director he was responsible for directing 17 series – out of which one was adapted for the North-American television audience. ‘NO TOMORROW’ was broadcast on the CW Channel; Alvarenga also acts as one the series executive producers.

His latest TV series, ‘SUPERMAX’ – in which he acted as show runner and general director, was adapted for 5 countries and had its Spanish version directed by award-winning director Daniel Burman.

Alvarenga is a 6-time INTERNATIONAL EMMY-AWARD NOMINEE. Alvarenga was also an associate producer for 49 Brazilian films. Some of these feature films received critical acclaim at International Movie Festivals, such as JUST LIKE OUR PARENTS, by Laís BODANZKY ( BERLIN INTENATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL); GOOD MANNERS by Juliana ROJAS and Marcos DUTRA (LOCARNO FESTIVAL) and DIVINE LOVE by Gabriel MASCARO (SUNDANCE, BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL).

In 2009, he was named one of the 100 most influential Brazilian people of the year by Época Magazine.


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Director Statement

It`s part of my private story. I gave to the other people at this movie what i carry insides me for forty years