The Death of J.P. Cuenca / Longa-Metragens

The Death of J.P. Cuenca

Directed by J.P. Cuenca

Final script by J.P. Cuenca

Produced by Marina Meliande

Cast: Ana Flavia Cavalcanti, João Paulo Cuenca, Leonilce Torato, Geraldo Margela, Fabio Roque, Paulo Roberto Pires, Ivo Raposo, Lincoln Cortez da Silva, Marilza Solange de Carvalho, Renisson Raimundo Santos, Willian Alves, Rodrigo Duque Estrada

Synopsis: In 2008 a corpse was identified by the police with the birth certificate of the writer João Paulo Cuenca in a invaded building in Lapa, downtown Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by this fact, “The Death of J.P. Cuenca” investigates the identity-theft case in a phantasmagoric city undergoing a lot of changes. If in fiction and crime news pages it is a cliché for living people to steal the identity of dead ones to start a new life, what we have here is the opposite case: someone who steals the identity of a living person to die in his place.

Production: Duas Mariola Filmes

Developed with the support of BIENNALE COLLEGE OF THE VENICE FESTIVAL (international workshop for project development).

Film Festivals
CPH:DOX Main Competition – Denmark
Rio de Janeiro Intl Film Festival New Trends Competition – Brazil
São Paulo Intl Film Festival Panorama – Brazil (Mostra SP)
Panorama Intl de Cinema Salvador – Brazil
Punto de Vista Main Competition – Spain
BAFICI – Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film – Avant-Garde and Genre Competition – Argentine
New Horizon IFF – Films on Art Competition – Poland NeMaf
The 16th Seoul International NewMedia Festival – Competition Section Glocal Propose
South Korea 14th International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries “Pacific Meridian” in Vladivostok, Russia
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma – Montreal, Canada
Lakino – Latin America Media & Arts Berlin