Director's Note

The violence issue has always interested me because it was part of my life, as in the passage from youth- to adulthood I lived the horrors of the Brazilian dictatorship. "Paris Square", however, goes beyond that. The film works on fear and paranoia in a relationship between two people with different social classes and backgrounds. Camila: My family always said the one to blame for my grandmother's death was Brazil. And I never believed.Gloria: The other day I dreamed of you. I was rich, cute and had that accent you have.The violence issue has always interested me because it was part of my life, as in the passage from youth- to adulthood I lived the horrors of the Brazilian dictatorship. "Paris Square", however, goes beyond that. The film works on fear and paranoia in a relationship between two people with different social classes and backgrounds.

More current than ever, this fear is everywhere. Violence exists, but the middle class has a much more virtual relationship with it: they are the YouTube videos of drug dealers with heavy weapons, newspaper headlines, the stockpiled news of what happens in the periphery that make us run when we see a traffic jam or a group of boys that can be identified as slummers. The violence routine they live is not our own, but it comes at us daily as if all the poor people on the periphery were their perpetrators. Jonas: : It's only me who takes care of you.And every now and then it comes closer, when a middle-class man loses his life and then finally it turns the front page of every newspaper.

Pastor:The greatest psychologist in the world is God.

The story of “Paris Square” stems from real facts. At a Brazilian university that had a therapy center for the poor, usually attended by young students in the master's or senior year of psychology, some young women began to develop a chronic fear of the "poor" when dealing with the descriptions of violence reported by their patients, in a clear process of countertransference.Samuel: : What is it, man? I'm a worker...

Camila’s character was created from this investigation. Turning her into a Portuguese foreigner escalated the differences and the possibility of such fear taking over the story favored our drama.