Allan Deberton, 98 minutes, Drama/Comedy, Portuguese with English subtitles, 2019, Brazil.
Pacarrete, a former eccentric old ballet dancer who lives in northeast Brazil, decides to dust off her tutu slip and her ballet slippers to perform a classic dance for her city’s 200th-anniversary celebration - whether the townspeople want it or not. A broad comedy becomes increasingly absorbing as the true nature of Pacarrete’s daily life becomes apparent.
The film won 16 awards in Brazil at the 47th Gramado Cine Festival in 2019, and the 20th Big Prize of Brazilian Cinema in 2021. It also won several awards and was nominated for many others internationally.