The Disappearance of the Invisible Friend


On the borderline between documentary and fiction, The Disappearance of the Invisible Friend  deals with one of those childhood mysteries: the imaginary friends that appear and disappear in a child’s life as if in a puff of magic.

Synopsis:
Answer quick: how do you find a friend you can’t see?


Genre: Documentary and Fiction
Language: Portuguese
Duration: 14 min
Format: 35 mm
Year of Release: 2002

Director: Paola Leblanc
Cast: Raissa Telles, Felipe Santos, Fernando Alves Pinto and Clara Linhart


Awards:

II Festival de Cinema de Paraty, 2005 – Best Short Film
XXX Jornada de Cinema da Bahia, 2003 – Best Newcomer: Raissa Telles
2O Festival de Cinema de Maringá, 2005 – Best Photography Award for Mauro Pinheiro, Abc
10º Vitória Cine Vídeo, 2003: Jury’s Special Prize
Festival Internacional de Cine para la Infancia y la Juventud, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003 – Honorary Mention.
Prêmio Estímulo de apoio à realização do Ministério da Cultura 2001/Ministry of Culture Incentive and Production Support Prize , 2001

Credits:
Director: Paola Leblanc
Executive Producer: Rossine A. Freitas
Script: Rosane Svartman
Director of Photography: Mauro Pinheiro Jr., ABC.
Art Director: Monica Costa
Sound: Fernanda Ramos and Gabriela Cunha
Editing: Daniel Garcia
Original Soundtrack: Jean-Louis Leblanc