Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and daughter. But when her husband Octavio is suddenly fired from his job as an insurance executive, Helena is left to support the family alone.
Director(s): Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Executive Producer(s): Maria Ionescu
Producer(s): Maria Ionescu, Sara Silveira
Screenwriter(s): Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Cinematographer: Matheus Rocha
Editor(s): Caetano Gotardo
Sound Designer: Daniel Turini, Fernando Henna
Principal Cast: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Naloana Lima, Marina Flores
Juliana Rojas, 29, and Marco Dutra, 31. Their graduation short film "The White Sheet" was shown in many festivals around the world, including the Cinéfondation in Cannes 2005. Their second short, "A Stem", was selected for the International Critic’s Week in Cannes 2007. "Hard Labor" is their first feature film.
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