The Battle of Shangri-lá

Nominated for Best Feature Film

Directed by

Severino Neto & Rafael de Carvalho

99' • Brazil • 2019


João searches for his biological mother who abandoned him almost over 40 years ago. In a physical and emotional journey, through a deep Brazil, little by little, this woman’s past comes to light and João’s convictions and prejudices break taboos. The proximity between mother and son is intense, painful, and fierce, bringing up anguishes and revelations which will affect both their lives forever.