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Directed by Ane Siderman
Narrative Feature
Brazil | 95 min | 2021

Two families on neighboring farms on the border between Brazil and Uruguay. Decades drive these people away. The physical proximity is separated by a fence and the set of prejudices, inexplicable hatred and lack of generosity. In the end of the year, between Christmas and New Year, the families gather on their respective farms. What nobody knows is that a love between two young people is about to break this barrier that is much bigger than the fence that divides the fields. The passion between Rodrigo and Juliana could be the point of recovery for a relationship marked by so many years of hatred, but, like Shakespeare’s original story, the human being is much more complex and inexplicable. Whether in Verona, Italy, or on a border farm. Tragedy lives inside people and is sometimes impossible to control…

Verona is my first feature film, very special because is a project that was developed with my husband, Leonardo Machado, he died on 2018. It was hard to direct a love story based on Romeo and Juliet while I was in mourning. It took al lot of strength, but with a real co-creative work with the cast and crew we did it.

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Verona - Ane SidermanAne Siderman

Ane Siderman (1984) was born in Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
In 2000 she moved to Florianópolis, where in 2002, begun the college of Cinema and Vídeo at Unisul University. In 2005 she went to Buenos Aires to study at the Universidad del Cine, where she made 2 curses: Tecnicatura and Licenciatura in Dirección Cinematográfica.
In 2011 she moved to Porto Alegre where started to work as producer and assistant director on several Production Companies.
Filmography: Ane Siderman has directed 14 short films, stand out: “Abelardo” (2012) won best documentary at Mecal Chile Film Festival and 39a Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia, went to 40 festivals in 10 countries. “Drops of Smoke” won 32 awards and have been screened on more than 100 film festivals around the world. Also, has worked as coach/or/assistant director at the feature films: “Lord of Wars” by Tabajara Ruas, “Little Secret” by David Schurmann, “The pink Apron” by Jayme Monjardim, “Contretemps” by Edson Celulari; “World’s West End”, “Shadow’s Surface” and “Your world isn’t for my eyes” by Paulo Nascimento. As a producer she worked on several projects for cinema and TV, was executive producer of the feature film “Beyond us” by Rogério Rodrigues.

Film Information

Director: Ane Siderman
Country: Brazil
Year: 2021
Language: Portuguese
Runtime: 95 min.


Writer: Paulo Nascimento, Livia Ruas
Producer: Marilaine Castro da Costa
Cinematography: Renato Falcão
Editor: Marcio Papel

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