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Narciso em férias

Out of Competition

Director:
Renato Terra, Ricardo Calil
Production:
Uns Produções e Filmes (Paula Lavigne), VideoFilmes Produções Artísticas (Maria Bruno)
Running Time:
83’
Language:
Portuguese
Country:
Brazil
Main Cast:
Caetano Veloso
Screenplay:
Renato Terra, Ricardo Calil
Cinematographer:
Fernando Young
Editor:
Henrique Alqualo, Jordana Berg
Production Designer:
Paula Lavigne
Music:
Caetano Veloso
Sound:
Valéria Ferro

SYNOPSIS

On December 13th, 1968, the Brazilian military dictatorship passed Institutional Act Number Five. AI-5, as it became known, marked the start of the most repressive and violent phase of the regime. Fourteen days later, singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso was arrested. He was 26 years old. Caetano was taken from his home in São Paulo by plainclothes agents who refused to tell him why he was being detained. Taken to Rio de Janeiro, shut in solitary for a week, and then transferred to other cells, he underwent the greatest ordeal of his life. In all, he was imprisoned for 54 days. Fifty years later, the documentary Narciso em Férias presents Caetano’s memories and reflections about his time in prison. He paints an intimate, detailed portrait of his days in solitary, recalls and performs songs that marked the period of his incarceration, and revisits painful incidents that he experienced alongside other prisoners, such as his friend Gilberto Gil, who was arrested on the same day. Caetano also presents new information produced by the dictatorship about the reasons for his detainment, exposing the regime’s view of him and shedding light on the arbitrary brutality of that time in Brazilian history.

DIRECTORS' STATEMENT

At 26 years old, Caetano Veloso is arrested by the military dictatorship in Brazil. Fifty years later, the mature artist recalls his time in jail and make us share that experience of enclosure, solitude and anguish. The movie excludes all that is unnecessary to concentrate in the words, gestures and gazes of Caetano Veloso. As the Brazilian master of documentary João Moreira Salles points out, “this is both an esthetic and a moral choice. In the face of such violence, any excess would be unwarranted. This is a film about Brazil, then and now. The ghosts are back.”

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Paula Lavigne - Uns Produções e Filmes
R. Marquês de São Vicente, 99
22451-041 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel. +55 21) 2529-0700
paulalavigne@unsproducoes.com.br
producao@unsproducoes.com
https://www.facebook.com/uns.producoesefilmes

PRODUCTION 2: Maria Bruno - VideoFilmes Produções Artísticas LTDA
Rua Aníbal de Mendonça
22410-050 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel. +55 2130940810
mariacarlota@videofilmes.com.br
https://www.facebook.com/videofilmesprod

WORLD SALES AND ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION:
paulalavigne@unsproducoes.com.br
mariacarlota@videofilmes.com.br

PRESS OFFICE: Nicolau Andrezza
imprensa@unsproducoes.com.br

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE: Fusion Communications
Francesco Marchetti
Mob. +39 335 8233255
francesco.marchetti.studio@gmail.com
Alessandra Giovannetti
Mob.+39 328 813 9045
alessandra@fusioncommunications360.com
Ufficio Stampa Simona Pedroli
Mob. +39 333 6076773
simona@fusioncommunications360.com


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