The Clown

The Clown  {O Palhaço}
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The Clown
O Palhaço
Brazil, 2011, 88 Minute Running Time
Topics: Buddy Picture, Comedy, Latino
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Portuguese English Sub-Titles

Awards: Winner: Best Film, Director, Actor, Screenplay, Cinematography, Music, Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

Actor turned writer/director Selton Mello’s talents shine in his second time at the helm in The Clown. Aging circus clown Valdemar has accepted his lot in life as an entertainer and the owner of the Circo Esperança but his son Benjamin is beginning to have doubts about life as a clown.

He starts to see fans in unexpected places – the electrical kind. They haunt him and he becomes obsessed with owning one. But in order to purchase a fan on loan he will need a permanent address, so it becomes his mission to seek out a stable job, a home, and maybe even a girl.

This whimsical comedy recalls the aesthetics of Wes Anderson with its cultivated visual style and meticulous costuming and set design. Mello embraces this odd story with refreshing creativity and humor.

Winner: Best Film, Director, Actor, Screenplay, Cinematography, Music, Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

Director Selton Mello expected to attend both screenings

DIRECTOR: Selton Mello
Producer: Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues, Vânia Catani
Editor: Selton Mello, Marilia Moraes
Screenwriter: Selton Mello, Marcelo Vindicato
Cinematographer: Adrian Teijido
Music: Plínio Profeta
Principal Cast: Selton Mello, Paolo José, Larissa Manoela, Giselle Motta
Filmography: December (2008)
Print Source: Bananeira Filmes - www.facebook.com/bananeira.filmes


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