The river in me

“The river in me” is a hybrid of documentary and fiction that discusses the romanticism of violence in abusive relationships using a lyrical and experimental language.
The testimonies are real and were shared between narrators, cast and crew, creating a powerful and honest enviroment for these women. The result is a collective purge of painful experiences that despite their personal aspect, they turn out to be unacceptably common.

  • Elena Duarte Parravicini
  • Elena Duarte Parravicini
  • Elena Duarte Parravicini
  • Itamara Bueno
    Key Cast
  • Joice Jane Teixeira
    Key Cast
  • Viviany Beleboni
    Key Cast
  • Helena Agalenéia
    Key Cast
  • Whintney Polato
    Key Cast
  • Bruna Schroeder Araujo
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O rio em mim
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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    DSLR camera
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  • Festival Curta Cinema - Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    November 2, 2019
    National Premiere
Director Biography - Elena Duarte Parravicini

1993 - Born in São Paulo
2009 - Studied photography at the school in New Zealand
2011 - Got into University of Campinas, studying Social Sciences
2012 - Realized something was wrong
2013 - Got a scholarship to study at SciencePo, in France
2014 - Directed my first short film, a documentary about the Arab Spring in Tunis
2015 - Screened "The colors of the contestation" all over São Paulo's state
2016 - Graduated in Anthropology and started studying cinema at the International Academy of Cinema
2017 - Got into a course to produce features at the Inspiratorium School of Cinema
2018 - Almost gave up on filmming
2019 - Finished my short film "The river in me", a hybrid of documental and ficcion
2020 - Got into the Master's degree in Screenwriting at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in Cuba
2021 - Hope my work can support me financially so I can keep creating in peace with myself and the world.
1993 - Nasci em São Paulo
2009 - Estudei fotografia na escola, na Nova Zelândia
2011 - Entrei na Unicamp, em Ciências Sociais
2012 - Percebi que algo estava errado
2013 - Fiz um intercâmbio na SciencePo, na França
2014 - Produzi meu primeiro curta, um documentário sobre a Primavera Árabe na Tunísia
2015 - Exibi o documentário "Cores da Contestação" pelo estado de São Paulo
2016 - Me formei e comecei a estudar cinema na Academia Internacional do Cinema
2017 - Fiz um curso de realização de longa-metragem na Inspiratorium Escola de Cinema
2018 - Quase desisti do cinema
2019 - Terminei o curta transficcional "O rio em mim"
2020 - Fui fazer o mestrado de roteiro na Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión em Cuba
2021 - Espero poder me sustentar financeiramente com meu trabalho e seguir criando pelo mundo

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Director Statement

"O rio em mim" foi uma parte importante da minha vida que se recriou e transbordou pra além de mim.

"The river in me" was one of the most important and difficult experiences I've ever had. I'm glad to give birth to it.