2012. Brazil. Breno Silveira. 100 min.
International premiere. Director present
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2012. Brazil. Directed by Breno Silveira. With João Miguel, Dira Paes, Vinícius Nascimento. João, a solitary truck driver, rides the seemingly endless highways of Brazil, headed nowhere. João’s story is not unique; he is just another man running away from something, but by chance or by luck, João comes across a youngster, full of faith in life and its promises, who is searching for the father he has never met. By drawing inspiration from the classic popular songs of Roberto Carlos that appear on the soundtrack, Silveira has created a moving and imaginative (not to mention well-acted) story of a man who hits the road to forget the heartache of his past, and a meeting that changes the future of both man and boy. Portuguese with English subtitles. 100 min.