All the love we left behind, is a feature film, of approximately 90 minutes, made in digital format in the city of Porto Alegre / RS. It is the story of the revelation of a secret, the turning point at which the protagonist decides to end silent suffering and share it with her sister, while openly accusing her father. It is an impactful and moving story that makes us question everything we choose not to see, not knowing, and even forgetting. And in the end it forces us to realize that little is left, perhaps nothing of value has remained … for All the love we left behind.
The film features a circular narrative. History mixes 3 times in the life of the Avelar family. All the love we left behind, are a dramatic film, whose dialogues are structurally important for the development of the story – even if these dialogues are not always done through speech. In addition, the object of the film is the human being, placed in everyday situations, sometimes complex, with strong affective implications. The film will address the most prosaic experience of the vulgar subject, of the common family, but exploring its most unusual and profound emotional consequences. All the love we left behind, will work on some essential elements of the dramatic genre such as criticism, realism, reflection and problematization about society, its norms and values, as well as the place of the individual, its wanderings and tensions.
All the love we left behind, tell the story of a family devastated by intrafamily sexual abuse and the consequences of this trauma. Although the film is fictional, sexual abuse occurs worldwide and the countries with the highest crime rates show that it is global: in Brazil, it is estimated that sexual abuse against children and adolescents reaches more than 30% of the population. population; in South Africa, a child is raped every three minutes; in India, the rate of child sexual abuse rose 336% from 2001 to 2011; in the UK, one in 30 children has been abused and 90% of these children have been abused by someone they knew; in the USA, there are an estimated 42 million sexual abuse survivors.
All the love we left behind, work on family secrets that, according to Marilyn J. Mason, “make us feel overwhelmed and trapped in other people’s stories; when we cannot pass on knowledge, we exclude others. When we refer to secrets, we imply hidden information – that is, information that is “due to others”. The secret protects something, keeping it invisible to others ”. Secrets usually involve cultural taboos related to money, sex and illness.
In Us, who want us so little, the secret is the invisible link that imprisons, punishes, and that, when broken, frees and allows the difficult restart. The breaking of this imprisoning link is what is desired with the discussions that will be provoked by the film.