World Cinema



Year 2018
Runtime 98 mins
Language Portuguese
Subtitles English

Irene (Karine Teles) has a lot on her plate as she juggles her four kids and grapples with an aging house where the plumbing offers a new challenge everyday , all while planning to build a new home with her husband. Her life takes a distinct turn when her eldest son Fernando springs a surprise and announces that he is leaving Brazil to go play professional handball in Germany. Irene’s emotional state is further tested when her sister arrives to stay at their house after leaving her abusive husband.

Anchored by a stellar performance by Teles, who co-wrote the script with director Gustavo Pizzi, LOVELING tenderly depicts the everyday challenges of making a house into a home.

Written by Sachin Gandhi

Best Iberoamerican Film, Special Critics Award - Málaga Spanish Film Festival,

Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Audience Award and Critics Award (Best Brazilian Feature Film) - Gramado Film Festival,


Rotterdam International Film Festival

Gothenburg International Film Festival

San Francisco Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival


Brazil Uruguay
Gustavo Pizzi
Tatiana Leite, Gustavo Pizzi, Rodrigo Letier (co-producer), Agustina Chiarino Voulminot (co-producer), Fernando Epstein (co-producer)
Gustavo Pizzi, Karine Teles
Pedro Faerstein
Livia Serpa
Dany Roland, Pedro Sá, Maximiliano Silveira
Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves, Konstantinos Sarris, César Troncoso