The Orphan

East Coast Premiere

DIRECTED BY Carolina Markowicz

Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Original Title: O órfão

Running Time: 16min
Film Year: 2018
Category: IMDbPro Short Film Award

Jonathas lives in an orphanage boy until one day he is adopted by a childless couple. When his new parents get him home, his effeminate mannerisms disturb them and Jonathas gets “returned.” Jonathas’ response is as “different” and as strong as he is. Winner of the Queer Palm Award for the Best LGBTQI short film at Cannes 2018.




Director: Carolina Markowicz
Producer: Mayra Faour Auad, Mario Henrique Peixoto
Screenwriter: Carolina Markowicz
Executive Producer: Mayra Auad
Production Company: YourMama

Cinematographer: Pepe Mendes
Editor: Lautaro Colace

Cast: Kauan Alvarenga, Clarisse Abujamra, Georgina Castro, Ivo Müller, Julia Costa

Carolina Markowicz

Carolina Markowicz is a filmmaker from São Paulo, Brazil. Her short films include award-winners “69-Luz Square” (2008) and “Postergados” (2016) and “Long Distance Relationship” (2017), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.