House-warming party
Dia de festa

2005 / 77 min / color / subtitles in English

Director: Pablo Georgieff and Toni Venturi
Screenwriter: Toni Venturi, Nicolas Bonnenfant, Miguel Georgieff, Samantha Longoni and Pablo Georgieff
Editor: Rodrigo Menecucci
Director of Photography: Philippe Lafaix, Flávio Murilo and Toni Venturi
Sound: Aritã Dantas
Production: Neurotika, Pássaro Films, Olhar Imaginário
Four women, each from impoverished and hard working childhoods in the fields, leave the countryside and move to the big city in search of a better life. After struggling on the streets of São Paulo, they encountered each other and a social/political movement that gave them a strong reason to live. Today they are the leaders of the MSTC (Movement of the Homeless of the Centre of São Paulo). This documentary follows the simultaneous mass occupations of a number of empty buildings during one night ("a house-warming party") seen through the eyes of these women.

After graduating from Ryerson University (Toronto), Toni Venturi opened his own production company, Olhar Imaginário. He has produced and directed many successful feature films: Cabra-cega, O Velho, Latitude Zero (which has been part of the official selection in Berlin and Toronto).

Pablo Georgieff graduated in architecture and co-founded in 1999 COLOCO, a studio exploring urban diversity through architecture, landscapes, film and installations. After several short films, he directed House-warming party, his first feature film.


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