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Hector Babenco, Willem Dafoe, Bárbara Paz
Maria Camargo, Bárbara Paz
Stefan Ciupek, Carolina Costa, Bárbara Paz
Miriam Biderman, ABC, Rodrigo Ferrante
Babenco - Alguém tem que ouvir o coração e dizer: Parou
“I have already lived my death and now all that is left is to make a film about it”. So said the filmmaker Hector Babenco to Bárbara Paz when he realized he did not have much time left. She accepted the challenge to fulfill the last wish of her late partner: to be the main protagonist in his own death.
In this tender immersion into the life of one of the greatest filmmakers from South America, Babenco himself consciously bares his soul in intimate and painful situations. He expresses fears and anxieties, and also memories, reflections, and fantasies, in this face-off between his intellectual vigor and physical frailty, which were the hallmarks of his career.
From the onset of cancer at the age of 38 until his death at 70, Babenco made of the cinema his medicine and the nourishment that kept him alive. Babenco – Alguém tem que ouvir o coração e dizer: Parou is Bárbara Paz’s first feature film, but is also in a way Hector’s last work: a film about filming so never to die.
The film is a visual poem, my ode to Hector. It is also my farewell to him. It reveals through my eyes the inner man and his love for cinema, which helped keep him alive for so many years. He died as he has lived, filming to the end.
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