NAU

In a near future, a woman goes through life increasingly disturbed by a ship anchored around her home. Isolated, she tries to deal with her traumas and dives into her true aquatic identity.

  • Renata de Lélis
    Director
    Teratoma, Apatia
  • Renata de Lélis
    Writer
    Teratoma
  • Edu Rabin
    Producer
    Teratoma
  • Pam Hauber
    Producer
  • Andressa Cantergiani
    Key Cast
    "Marina"
  • Edu Rabin
    Cinematography
    Raia 4, Teratoma
  • Ana Júlia Fortes
    Production Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    NAU
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1,85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 55o Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
    Sitges
    Spain
    October 11, 2022
    Spain
    New Visions Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Brigitte Filmes
    Distributor
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Renata de Lélis

Renata de Lélis is a brazilian film director, actress-dancer, with a master's in Dance Artistic Performance from FMH-UTL, in Lisbon. She is a founding member of Coletivo Habitantes, a cultural collective production company, and director of Kamikaze Creations. In 2021 she wrote and directed the short film "TERATOMA", which premiered at the 44th ICIE International Film Festival in Elche (Spain), winning best short film at the CityBlue Films Awards. In 2020, she directed the music video for Rita Zart's "Apatia", selected for the Arte Como Respiro competition by Itaú Cultural. As an actress, she stars in the feature film "The Pink Cloud", by Iuli Gerbase, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I have a personal connection with psychic disorders. It is something that has been part of my family. In addition, I grew up amongst street artists and could observe just how differences get marginalized in society. These people are part of my DNA, and I want to make them seen.
In NAU, we had the challenge to build an aquatic woman. A mermaid trapped in this world who lives in fear and isolation. A call from a ship triggers memories and delusions. At the same time, it all may be happening only in her head.