Vai e Vem / Swing and Sway
Co-directed with Chica Barbosa. Feature Documentary, 2022, 82 min.
Produced by Vulcana Cinema e Pessoa Produções
Brazilian Distribution by Boulevard Filmes
International Distribution: Utopia Docs

Festivals e prêmios
Olhar de Cinema - Filme de Abertura/Opening Film
Sheffield Doc/Fest - International Competition
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
GuadaLAjara Film Festival
CineBH – Belo Horizonte International Film Festival
IndieCork Film Festival - Louis Marcus Award for Best Documentary
DOK Leipzig
RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
Firstborn Girl Festival

                            
Synopsis: 
Two friends respond to the challenges of the present by connecting through a playful provocation. Separated by America’s hemispheres, one in Brazil and the other in the U.S, they communicate strictly through video letters during a year. As a rule, each letter is formally and thematically inspired by a woman experimental filmmaker. As life unfolds, they express on film what they want to share with each other: the experience of being a recent immigrant, the expectations of political elections in both countries, their fears and hopes, all while observing the different women around them.

Supported by the Visions Sud Est Fund and SPCINE Edital de Baixissimo Orçamento.

Participation in labs and markets:
Sheffield Doc/Fest Arts Talent Market 2021
Arché, DocLisboa
Ji.hlava New Visions Forum
FAM Work in Progress

Sheffield DocFest review: Swing and Sway by Fernanda Pessoa, Chica Barbosa (Bussiness Doc Europe)
Sheffield DocFest 2022: Swing and Sway de Chica Barbosa y Fernanda Pessoa (Desist Film)
Olhar de Cinema começa com Vai e Vem (Revista de Cinema)
Cartas contra um tempo tóxico (Brasil 247)
Vai e Vem: Chica Barbosa e Fernanda Pessoa falam sobre o filme de abertura do 11º Olhar de Cinema (Cine Vitor)
Crítica Vai e Vem (Escotilha Cultural)
Crítica Vai e Vem (Club do Filme)
Crítica Vai e Vem (Meio Amargo)
Crítica Vai e Vem (Longa História)
Vai e Vem - Experimentalismo pandêmico (Plano Aberto)
Amizade entre mulheres cineastas, pandemia covid-19, troca de cartas EUA e Brasil: conheça o filme “Vai e Vem”(Prodview)
Ji.hlava Doc Festival Exposes U.S. Filmmakers to European Resources and Networks (Variety)
12 Ibero-American projects selected for Doclisboa’s Arche development lab (Screen Daily)
IndieCork announces the award winners of its 2022 edition (Cineuropa)
Effet miroir entre le Brésil et les États-Unis (La Presse)