Jasmine Trinca (Honey IFF13) stars as Augusta, a young Italian woman who has fled her home and painful family issues in an attempt to rediscover her lost faith in the meaning of life. She ventures to Brazil to assist her mother’s friend Franca (Pia Engleberth), a nun traveling the Amazon via houseboat to minister to impoverished indigenous locals and help them find medical aid. However, the religious bent of her Franca’s missionary work drives Augusta away.
To her mother’s dismay Augusta settles in Manaus, where the poor live in favelas compiled of stilt-houses which sit above stagnant, trash-strewn waters. Here she rents a room from a large family and begins to feel at home.
But encroaching developers threaten what little life and possessions these impoverished waterfront residents have. Augusta’s soul-searching pilgrimage makes reference to social and political issues, while making spectacular use of the captivating and stunning Amazonian locations. Giorgio Diritti’s (The Man Who Will Come) There Will Come a Day is a quiet, heartfelt story of grief, healing and the longing for faith in God.