Directors: Selton Mello
Writers: Selton Mello, Marcelo Vindicatto

  • COUNTRY : Brazil


Set in rural southern Brazil in the early 1960s, The Movie of My Life tells the story of Tony Terranova (Johnny Massaro), the son of a Frenchman and a Brazilian woman, who nurtures a deep passion for cinema and poetry. One day, when he returns from school to his hometown, Tony finds that his father (Vincent Cassel) has left. Mystified by his absence, he starts works as a teacher and dabbles in youthful romance while struggling to understand why his father left. At the same time, Tony is now forced to become the protagonist of his own story. Based on the novel A Distant Father by Chilean writer Antonio Skármeta, The Movie of My Life is a delicate, touching and sensitively made film powered by excellent performances. With flawless direction, dreamlike cinematography and a perfectly judged soundtrack, this film is a landmark in the history of Brazilian cinema. It is the third feature from Selton Mello who is one of Brazil's most celebrated actors and creative talents.

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