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CINEMA, ASPIRINS AND VULTURES (Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus)

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CINEMA, ASPIRINS AND VULTURES (Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus)

Director: Marcelo Gomes
Brazil   |   2005   |   99 minutes
Portuguese and German with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Brazil’s official submission to the 2006 Academy Awards

Synopsis 1942 in the middle of Northeastern Brazil, two very different men meet along the road: Johan, an aspirin salesman avoiding the German draft, and Ranulpho, a rural Brazilian seeking escape from the drought. Although their personalities and lives are worlds apart, the two men develop a deep friendship, as Johan, in an effort to provide Ranulpho with job skills, teaches Ranulpho to run the film projector, and drive a truck. In this deliberately-paced road film, Marcelo Gomes reminds us that war is as close as Johan's radio, broadcasting its relentless warnings that all lives are changed when the world is in conflict.

About the Director Marcelo Gomes was born in Recife, in Northeastern Brazil. He studied filmmaking at Bristol University in the United Kingdom and produced his first short, Maracutu Maracutus in 1994. He produced the documentaries Punk, Rock, Hard Core (1996) and Expresso Brazil (1997). Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2004), his first feature film, received a Special Jury Prize and Best Actor Award (Joao Miguel) at the 2005 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2006 film series.




Global Lens 2006 trailer
CAST

Johann - Peter Ketnath
Ranulpho - Joao Miguel
Adelina - Fabiana Pirro
Man at restaurant - Jose Leite
Woman with chicken - Zezita Matos
Jovelina - Hermila Guedes
Claudinor Assis - Oswaldo Mil
Maria da Paz - Veronica Cavalcanti
Cacador - Mano Failho

CREW

Director - Marcelo Gomes
Producer - Sara Silveira, Maria Ionescu, Joao Viera Jr.
Screenwriter - Marcelo Gomes, Paulo Gomes
Cinematographer - Mauro Pinheiro
Editor - Karen Harley
Production Designer - Marcos Pedroso
Sound - Márcui Câmara
REVIEWS

"Simple but magical...Well worth seeing!" -The Hollywood Reporter

"A modest but lovely road movie! Especially captivating." -Time out London

"Impressive! Droll humor, stylish simplicity."-Variety

"Genuine talent. A wonderful film!" -International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)

"Thoughtful...Every quotidian moment seems to tremble with mystery and possibility." -New York Times

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2006
Best Feature; Best Actor, SAN PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Brazil Submission; Best Foreign Language FIlm, THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES

2005
French National Education Prize, “Un Certain Regard” Selection, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actor; Special Jury Prize, RIO DE JANEIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
TIMES BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

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