Lula, The Son of Brazil

Lula, The Son of Brazil  {Lula, O Filho do Brasil}
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Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Friday, January 07, 5:30 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
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Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Sunday, January 09, 7:00 PM
Annenberg Auditorium
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Lula, The Son of Brazil
Lula, O Filho do Brasil
Brazil, 2009, 128 Minute Running Time
Topics: Biopic, Drama, History, Political
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Portuguese English Sub-Titles

Brazil’s submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Film consideration chronicles the arduous journey of a penniless child of the slums to a man on the brink of greatness. Adapted from Denise Parana’s biography of the same name, “Lula” is Fabio Barreto’s sweeping tribute to Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva, who rose from the poverty of northeastern Brazil to the presidency of the fifth most populous nation in the world.

When Lula’s alcoholic father abandons his seven children and heroic wife, the boy must scrape by in a forbidding São Paulo, toiling at the dirtiest jobs, working his way through school, before emerging as a union organizer and later leader of the country. As the young Lula follows his Brazilian Horatio Alger trajectory, his mother remains his greatest supporter and emotional anchor. Her hardscrabble life and struggle to support seven children make her the sentimental focus of the film.

Producers & Actor to attend screenings

DIRECTOR: Fabio Barreto, Marcelo Santiago
Producer: Paula Barreto
Editor: Leticia Giffoni
Screenwriter: Fernando Bonassi, Daniel Tendler, Denise Parana, based on the book by Parana.
Cinematographer: Gustavo Hadba
Music: Antonio Pinto, Jacques Morelembaum
Principal Cast: Gloria Pires, Rui Ricardo, Cleo Pires, Juliana Baroni, Milhem Cortaz
Filmography: Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio (2006)
A Paixao de Jacobina (2002)
Bella Donna (1998)
O Quatrilho (1995)
Lambada (1991)


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