Episode 1: The face of the woman in debt

In this film, actual mothers of the Project 85’s brazilian members, expand the disgraced face of Helena Failure and enact the misfortunes that tackled her life. We follow her path from the democratic aperture in Brazil, her success on the job market to her financial and subjective decay. As the final outcome of this one life (or ten lives), we see an urban legend of a phantasmic woman who drives a cheap silver car and is willing to help brazilian women in debt, cursing against her own life.

In 2016, the film was selected to the Focus Exhibit at the Tiradentes’ Cinema Festival, to the Pirenópolis’ Documentary Festival, aside from winning the best short-film award the the Filme Livre Exhibit.



Renato Sircilli / Rodrigo Batista


Amélia Lopes / Maria Emilia Alcebíades / Maria Cecilia Amendola Faganello / Margareth de Gouveia / Marilena Pimentel / Meire Vieira Wanderley / Silvia Vidor / Solange Id / Sônia Maria da Silva Dias (em memória) / Suzana Valeria


Aparecido Faganello


Liliana Junqueira


Paulo Barcellos

Director of photography

Adriana Hipolito Serafim

Assistant of photographer

Bruno Moreno

Boom operator

Clara Lazarim

Set designer

Juliana Jucá


Olivia Patto / Renan Salvetti