Laura Trailer (2012)
The main character in Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa’s newest film is somewhere between Grey Gardens’ Little Edie and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly. Meet Laura, a South American socialite and hoarder who lives in a closet-like apartment in New York crammed to the ceiling with bags of clothes and seemingly worthless ephemera. Laura vehemently guards her space, concealing her poverty to protect her persona as diva. She fascinates Barbosa, and he and his cameraman begin to follow her, the uninvited guest, as she sneaks her way through the back entrances of exclusive parties and star-studded events. As Barbosa’s intrigue grows, Laura begins to exploit him and his crew, playing a cat and mouse game between subject and filmmaker as he follows her antics of mixing with New York’s elite by night while cheating poverty by day. Winner of the Brazilian Doctv Latin America program.