Drylands can be several places, as Marcelia Cartaxo can be several women (including herself). The actress is placed in a situation of an encounter with nature and with other female characters, her doubles, in some instances.  Out of these encounters arise other possibilities of operating in the world of acting, which in this film comes from the sam imaginary power of child’s play in empty lots.

Premiere at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2010 as Hors Concours in the Premiere Brasil section. It went on to participate in the Sâo Paulo International Film Festival and several others.

This feature film is produced by Franco Films and co-produced by Aruac Produções and Pássaro Films, with Canal Brasil as associate producer.


Marcelia Cartaxo
Zabe da Loca
Sara Antunes
Maira Senise

Paula Gaitán

Executive Producer
Ailton Franco Jr. and Eryk Rocha