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San Sebastian: Exploring Teen Angst in Brazil’s ‘Butterfly Diaries’

San Sebastian: Exploring Teen Angst in Brazil’s ‘Butterfly Diaries’

Participating in San Sebastian’s Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, Paula Kim’s debut feature “Butterfly Diaries” is pitched along the lines of controversial series “13 Reasons Why” and Marti Noxon’s anorexia drama “To the Bone,” both on Netflix.

“The film addresses a very important issue that afflicts many young girls, made by a director who is also a young woman,” said co-producer Sara Silveira, of Dezenove Som e Imagens, Brazil.

In “Butterfly Diaries,” a Brazilian exchange program student in London struggles not only with the onset of puberty but with a mental disorder.

“As an artist, I believe that sometimes, a person has to go through a very painful trial just to have a glimpse of what he or she truly holds within himself or herself,” said Kim, adding: “It is a film about existential crisis.”

Drama, penned by Kim, will be shot in Portuguese with some English in the U.

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