Lacuna Filmes is a production company based in São Paulo, Brazil. It was created in 2006 by Diana Almeida and Daniel Ribeiro, focused on producing content for film, TV and internet.
Among its productions is CAFÉ COM LEITE(YOU, ME AND HIM), a short film that was screened at over 80 film festivals worldwide and won the Crystal Bear at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival; and EU NÃO QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO(I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK ALONE) that has been screened at more than 100 film festivals, having received 80 awards worldwide.
In 2014 LACUNA released its first feature film, HOJE EU QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO(THE WAY HE LOOKS). The film got its world premiere at the Berlinale 2014, receiving the FIPRESCI Prize and the Teddy Award. HOJE EU QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO has already been screened over 70 festivals, receiving 38 awards. Handled by FILMS BOUTIQUE, the film was sold to 24 countries such as USA, France, UK and Hong Kong. It’s also had an impressive theatrical performance. Released in Brazil April/2014, with only 33 screens, sold more than 200.000 tickets, grossed over US$ 1.000.000 and was the 18th highest grossing Brazilian film of the year at Brazilian theaters. HOJE EU QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO was chosen the Brazilian entry at the Oscars 2015.
In 2015, released on ESPN Brazil the documentary THE DISCREET CHARM OF A CHAMPION (O DISCRETO CHARME DE UMA CAMPEÃ), directed by Fabio Meira, about the former player of the Brazilian volleyball team, Fofão and in 2016, filmed the documentary VERISSIMO, directed by Angelo Defanti, about the most beloved Brazilian author, Luis Fernando Verissimo, currently in post-production.
In 2016, released the short film LOVE SNAPS, directed by Daniel Ribeiro and Rafael Lessa, screened at the Rio Film Festival and Mix Brasil.
In 2017, Lacuna Filmes released the feature film TWO IRENES (AS DUAS IRENES), directed by Fabio Meira, at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival
In 2018, released the film 45 DAYS AWAY FROM YOU (45 DIAS SEM VOCÊ), directed by Rafael Gomes.
In 2019, the film MUSIC FOR BLEEDING HEARTS (MÚSICA PARA CORTAR OS PULSOS), also directed by Gomes, premiered at NewFest (New York) and was also screened at Brasilia Film Festival and Mix Brasil.
Lacuna is currently in development of the projects PRESA, SAHAR and TANTO MAR, and fundraising for AMANDA E CAIO.