Filmfest 2005

Intermissions is a behind-the-scenes look at a historic moment, the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. A moment with few precedents in world history, which saw an ex-union leader became the president of the country. The term 'behind-the-scenes' is used here quite literally since the film follows Lula's every step in the days preceding the election, an election which he had already lost three times in previous years. The documentary's small crew was granted a very high level of access to Lula, unusual for a film of this kind. Footage totaled some 240 hours of digital video. During editing, the director opted to show Lula's more private moments, witnessed only by the film's crew. A chronicle of a watershed moment in Brazilian history

tags: Documentary


Director: Joao Moreira Salles