DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival



“Live the Old Times”, Luiza’s T-shirt reads in big letters. At first the sheltered 24-year-old girl with the blue-green strands of hair leafs through an album of photos from her childhood. But soon only the presence with her boy-friend counts, and when it’s the right time for the first sex. The family’s fears, the desire for autonomy, a budding sexuality and otherworldliness are packed into an ambivalent scenario.

Esther Buss


Original Title: Luiza
Country: Brazil
Year: 2017
Language: Portuguese
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 15 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Caio Baú
Producer: Caio Baú, Amanda Soprani, Isabele Orengo
Cinematographer: Murilo Lazarin
Editor: Fábio Allon
Sound: Bruno Ito
Script: Caio Baú

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.