Away from her home country for over 5 years, Fátima Trindade (25), a young lawyer who lives in Fortaleza (Brazil) is forced to move back to São Tomé and Príncipe to uncover the reasons behind her teen sister Fayna (15) suicide attempt. Back home, she has the chance to heal her relationship with her sister who stopped talking and with their estranged mother Fernanda Santos (44), who refuses to see what’s going on with Fayna. While pursuing answers, Fátima realizes that her sister has her share of skeletons in her closet and she is confronted with her own still open wounds from the past.
The adventure between Merveilles Production and Katya began a year ago, when we were won over by her project and her determination to make it happen. Through “Our Sweet Hell”, Katya looks at the social injustices deeply rooted on her island, which have a strong universal resonance. We want to accompany her in delivering a work that is as beautiful and moving as it is strong and necessary to international audiences. Katya’s first feature film would also be the very first feature film produced in Sao Tome and Principe, a great challenge we want to take up. We are at a first draft of the script. Our development and production strategy is to seek financial partners in development to work with a writing consultant. OFL will allow us to have in-depth expertise, but also to open doors in our search for partners in production, distribution and/or broadcasting.