Vinicius de Moraes

(Spain/Brazil, 2005, 123 minutes)

A documentary on the life and work of Brazilian poet and songwriter Vinicius de Moraes, with performances of his greatest poems and songs and statements from family, friends and songwriting partners. Handsome and well-made documentary whose wealth of information and warmth of remembrance would do very well without its elegant but unnecessary framing device (a cabaret show where two actors read out Vinicius’ poems and contemporary singers perform his songs).

A United International Pictures/Globo Filmes/Paramount release. Made with the financial assistance of Lereby, ANCINE and the Rio de Janeiro Federal Government, sponsored by Estúdios Mega and BNDES. Petrobrás presents an Iberautor Promociones Culturales/1001 Filmes production in co-production with VM Empreendimentos, Sky Light and Paramount Home Entertainment International; a Miguel Faria Jr./Susana Moraes production. With Camila Morgado and Ricardo Blat; with performances by Yamandú Costa, Adriana Calcanhotto, Olívia Byington, Mônica Salmaso, Mariana de Moraes, Sérgio Cassiano, Zeca Pagodinho, MS Bom, Nego Jeff, Leroy and Mart'nália. Directed by Miguel Faria Jr.; written by Miguel Faria Jr. and Diana Vasconcellos, with the collaboration of Eucanaã Ferraz; final narration written by Eric Nepomuceno; musical direction and incidental score by Luiz Cláudio Ramos; director of photography, Lauro Escorel; art director, Marcos Flaksman; costume designer, Marília Carneiro; film editor, Diana Vasconcellos.


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