THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS
by Marcela Lordy
Brazil, 2020, 100'
THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS is a free adaptation of "An Apprenticeship or the Book of Delights" by Clarice Lispector, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed and influential writers
An independent woman takes an erotic journey into self-discovery
Lóri, a free spirited and attractive teacher, leads an erotic life of love affairs, taking charge of her own desires and needs, whilst knowingly avoiding any attachments. A meeting with the Argentinian Ulisses, a renowned and egocentric philosophy teacher sparks a change in Lóri. As she learns to take steps towards others, she eventually understands how to love and accept herself fully.
Cast & Crew
With: Simone Spoladore, Javier Drolas, Felipe Rocha, Gabriel Stauffer, Martha Nowill, Theo Almeida
Production companies: bigBonsai and Cinematográfica Marcela
Co-Production companies: Rizoma, República Pureza and Canal Brasil
Producers: Deborah Osborn, Marcela Lordy, Felipe Briso and Gilberto Topczewski
Co-producers: Hernán Musaluppi, Natacha Cervi and Marcello Ludwig Maia
São Paulo IFF 2020
Vancouver IFF 2021
013 Cinecitta IFF 2021
Films from the South 2021
Goa IFF 2021
Best Performance (Simone Spoladore) and Special Mention for Feature Film - BAFICI 2021
Audience Award - 013 Cinecitta IFF 2021
Born in São Paulo, 1974, Marcela Lordy graduated in Film School at FAAP and specialized in Directing Actors at EICTV (Cuba), working both as teacher and 1st AD. She directed the short films "Sonhos de Lulu" (2009), "Aluga-se" (2012) and "Ser O Que Se É" (2018), the telefilm "A Musa Impassível" (2010) and the doc "Ouvir o Rio: uma escultura sonora de Cildo Meireles" (2012), before making her first feature.