Copacabana mon amour
Filmfest 2010

The saga of some Copacabana dwellers: Sônia Silk, a prostitute also known as Miss Prado Júnior and Peroxide Beast; her gay brother, addicted to smelling his boss's underwear; and Mr. Grillo, the boss. imdb In late 1969, Rogério Sganzerla teamed up with Julio Bressane and they created the Belair production company, and in a couple of months in 1970 they produced 3 experimental feature films each.COPACABANA MON AMOUR is one of them... Where the pre-Belair films are experiments on narrative and editing, the Belair ones deal mostly with lengthy long take shots and improvisations for the camera (but all of them very thoroughly thought about in rehearsals)... Filmed in color and totalscope 2,35 widescreen, COPACABANA MON AMOUR displays its actors with incredible presence and powerful music by Gilberto Gil. The Duras/Resnais reference the film takes its title from - "Hiroshima Mon Amour" - is just a slight clin d'oeil. If this film was music, it would definitely be free jazz. Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

tags: Feature film

Cast: Helena Ignez, Otoniel Serra, Paulo Villaça, Joãozinho da Goméia, Laura Galano


Director: Rogério Sganzerla