POWER ALLEY

POWER ALLEY

 

Power Alley (Levante) by Lillah Halla - 2023 Cannes Film Festival Semaine de la Critique selection - is a gripping Brazilian drama that weaves a tale of personal struggle and societal challenges.
Set in São Paulo, it follows Sofia, a spirited teen volleyball player from a modest background, whose life takes a dramatic turn when she faces an unwanted pregnancy. In a society marred by rigid conservatism and restrictive women’s rights, Sofia's story becomes a fight for autonomy and identity.
She is surrounded by a supportive team, including trans and non-binary members making the film a vivid exploration of queer sisterhood and resilience against the odds. 
A poignant narrative promises to engage and inspire audiences, bringing a fresh, powerful voice to critical contemporary issues.
Directed by Lilah Halla, 2023, 99 Min, Brazil/Uruguay/France, Drama, Portuguese (with English subtitles)

"A punchy, confrontational energy infuses this celebration of queer sisterhood in the face of Brazilian conservatism,"  Screen Daily

"The context of the team environment being a highly queer space, complete with trans and non-binary players... gives the notion of overcoming an unwanted pregnancy a unique charge: with a far-right, Bolsonaroist group catching wind of her situation as neighborhood gossip circulates...," Cineuropa