One belongs in two places: in love and at home. With her sophomore feature, Golden Leopard contender Leonor Teles questions the stability of both. BAAN (Thai for home) reimagines the world of a lovelorn person coming to terms with her own loneliness through a quasi-magical shift between Bangkok and Lisbon. Part of Locarno’s main competition, BAAN follows a young woman named L. (Carolina Miragaia) on her emotional journey, as she meets, falls for, and recovers from a serendipitous encounter with the elusive K. (Meghna Lall). (Savina Petkova, Tomás Guarnaccia; Variety)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Baan (2023) - Cães que Ladram aos Pássaros (Dogs Barking at Birds, 2019, short) - Terra Franca (Ashore, 2018, doc; CE19) - Balada de um Batráquio (Batrachian’s Ballad, 2016, short)
Competition Fiction 2024
Leonor Teles
Portugal 2023
101 minutes
Portuguese / English
OV with English subtitles

Screenings / Tickets

Film guest(s) present: Carolina Miragaia (Actor)

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Screenplay Leonor Teles, Ágata de Pinho, Francisco Mira Godinho
Cinematography Leonor Teles
Editing Lívia Serpa, Sandra T.
Sound/Sounddesign Rafael Gonçalves Cardoso
With Carolina Miragaia, Meghna Lall
Producer(s) Filipa Reis
Uma Pedra no Sapato
World Sales
Totem Films
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Locarno Film Festival 2023