A series of mysterious murders in Barra da Tijuca, a neighbourhood in the West zone of Rio de Janeiro, grab the attention of a few young girls who are curious about the murders and victims identities. However, 15-year-old Bia (Valentina Herszage) ends up being more than just curious and digs deeper into the victims lives, causing her perception of reality to be altered.
Anita Rocha da Silveira makes an extremely sharp debut film that is a commentary on the new spaces created in Rio, especially those made in time for the 2016 Olympics, such as the high-rise towers and housing blocks. Even though the film is set in Rio, there isn’t a beach in sight - this absence, coupled with the focus on Rio’s new concrete jungle, allows the director a vibrant platform to neatly mesh two genres: coming-of-age and horror. The end result is a film that depicts a varied contemporary side of Brazil, one where alienation and isolation complicates emotions related to sex and death.