Archive of films This Is not Your Life / Esta Nao é a sua Vida

Brazil
1991, 16 min

Section: New Brazilian Documentary
Year: 2002

The central character of the film is an ordinary woman who is neither famous nor significant in any way: a woman like thousands of others, who spontaneously speaks of her illusions and disillusionments. The film makes a noble effort in expressing the spirit and feelings of anonymous people living in southern Brazil.


Synopsis

A short film shot in the Porto Alegre region of southern Brazil. The central character is an ordinary woman who is neither famous nor significant in any way: a woman like thousands of others, who spontaneously speaks of her illusions and disillusionments. The film makes a noble effort in expressing the spirit and feelings of the region’s anonymous thousands. Awards: Critics’ Prize for Best Short, Best Direction, Best Camera, Best Editing at the 19th Festival of Brazilian Film in Gramad, Brazil, Best Film at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (1992) and at Caracas (1993).

About the director

Jorge Furtado (b. 1959) is an oft-awarded director and screenwriter, and lecturer in both Brazil and Cuba. From 1986 to 1988 he was conferred the title Professional of the Year. He has often been asked to sit on festival juries (Oberhausen, Germany; Siena, Italy; Gramado, Brazil), and has been honoured with retrospectives in Germany, Holland, Japan, Portugal and Brazil. Filmography (selected): Isle of Flowers (1989), (1990) and Felicidade É… (1995).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: New Brazilian Documentary
   
Director: Jorge Furtado
Screenplay: Jorge Furtado
Dir. of Photography: Alex Sernambi
Music: Leo Henkin
Editor: Giba Assis Brasil
Producer: Nora Goulart
Production: Casa Cinema Porto Alegre c/o Grupo Novo de Cinema e TV
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