2010. Brazil. Gustavo Pizzi. 85 min.
New York premiere. Introduction with Gustavo Pizzi
Thursday, July 14, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2010. Brazil. Directed by Gustavo Pizzi. With Karine Teles, Camilo Pellegrini, Otávio Müller. Bianca is a talented young actress trying to get her career off the ground, but so far her jobs have been limited to impersonating movie divas and promoting events. After auditioning for a major international film, she finally gets her big break with a director who, inspired by her personality and her work, molds the character into a version of Bianca. Is this a chance of a lifetime? Pizzi portrays the casual cruelty of the competitive world in which we live, and heightens the drama not through melodrama or exaggerated scenarios but by picking the perfect protagonist: an actress. Craft was cowritten with the astounding Karine Teles, who inhabits the role of Bianca with heartbreaking poignancy. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 85 min.