After competing with more than 11 feature films from seven countries, Absence won the prize of the best movie at the 27th Toulouse Latin America Film Festival, in France. Absense has its national debut in August 2015.
The second fiction film of director Chico Teixeira tells the story of Serginho, a young man looking for affection, who at the age of 15 seeks for a place for himself in a world that obliged him to grow prematurely. Circumstances made him the male of the house, responsible for his mother (Gilda Nomacce) and for his little brother. In a moment of transition, he longs for real love, for a professional horizon, for affection. He gives his utmost to fill in so many absences, and he usually gets by. Until a certain moment, when everything goes wrong, he loses control of the situation. Serginho desires more from his friends, parents, his boss, from his teacher Ney (Irandir Santos), and from his future.
This is the second partnership between BossaNovaFilms and the Chilean Wood Producciones. Previously, they co-produced “Violeta foi para o Céu” (Violet Went to Heaven), best movie at Sundance 2012, starred by Francisca Gavilán, who in Ausência, plays the role of Ivone, the magician's wife.
At Festival do Rio 2014; the movie won the Jury's Special Award and the Best Actor Redentor Trophy (Matheus Fagundes). It was the most awarded production at FestAruanda 2014, after taking part in the 38th São Paulo International Film Festival. In February, the director and the cast were present at the movie projections of the Panorama showcase in the latest Berlinale.