Portugal, France / 2021 / 85'
Elderly people used to gather every day in the romantic gardens of the Catete Palace, formerly Brazil’s Presidential Palace and currently the Museum of the Republic in Rio de Janeiro. After sunset, to the accompaniment of musical instruments, old men and women would tell each other the meaning of life through love songs. This film is a portrait of their lust for life, suddenly interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Director: Sérgio Tréfaut
Script: Sérgio Tréfaut
Photography: Léo Bittencourt, Luís Abramo, Camila Freitas, Carlos Baptista
Editing: Sérgio Tréfaut, Bianca Oliveira, Mário Espada
Sound: João Henrique Costa
Music: Dimitrije Vasiljević
Production: Faux, Les Films d’Ici
- Rage/ Raiva (2018)
- Treblinka (2016)
- Alentejo, Alentejo (2014)
- Journey to Portugal (2011)
- The City of the Dead (2009)
Festivals and awards:
FIPADOC – Grand Prix for Musical Documentary, France (2022), Uruguay International Film Festival, Uruguay, (2022), BELDOCS, Serbia (2022), DocsBarcelona, Spain, (2022), Krakow Film Festival, Poland (2022)
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