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MANGO YELLOW (Amarelo Manga)

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MANGO YELLOW (Amarelo Manga)

Director: Cláudio Assis
Brazil   |   2002   |   100 minutes
Portuguese, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Synopsis Guaranteed to shock even jaded viewers, Claudio Assis' debut feature is seeped in bold, sun drenched colors. It is a provocative tale of low-rent losers set in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Assis' characters seemingly stem from some Carnival hell - a macho butcher and his born-again wife, a forlorn barmaid, a sinister sadist and the gay manager of a flophouse called the Hotel Texas. A cleverly interconnected script propels the action in this highly original film with its perfect confluence between style and story.

About the Director Cláudio Assis was born in Caruaru, Pernambuco. He directed Henrique (1987), Soneto do Desmantelo Blue (1993), and Texas Hotel (1999), short films that granted him numerous awards in the main Brazilian film festivals. He was also the production manager of the feature film, Baile Perfumado (1997), grand winner of the Brasília Film Festival.

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

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Featured in the Global Lens 2004 film series.



CAST

Matheus Nachtergaele
Jonas Bloch
Dira Paes
Chico Diaz
Leona Cavalli

CREW

Director - Cláudio Assis
Production Company - Olhos de Cão Filmworks
Producers - Cláudio Assis, Paulo Sacramento
Screenwriter - Hilton Lacerda
Cinematographer - Walter Carvalho
Production Designer - Renata Pinheiro
Music - Lúcio Maia e Jorge Du Peixe
REVIEWS

"The movie's surreal flavor underscores its message: This is how the lower half lives in Brazil, and by extension, humanity at it most basic, getting along without the rose-colored protections that affluence affords" -New York Times

"Thoughtful and well made... A strong and original new voice in Brazilian cinema" -The Culture Vulture

"A Wildcat of a Film" -Variety

"Beautifully Constructed" -TV Guide

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2002
Audience Award; Candango Trophy, Best Actor; Best Cinematography; Best Editing; Best Film; Critics Award; Special Jury Award, BRAZILIA FESTIVAL OF BRAZILIAN CINEMA

2003
C.I.C.A.E. Award, Forum of New Cinema, BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Feature Film Trophy; Best Actor; Best Actress; Best Director; Best Art Direction; Best Cinematography; Best Editing; Best Original Score; Best Screenplay, CINE CEARÁ NATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL
Best Cinematography; Coral Award, Best First Work, HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL
Crystal Lens, Best Cinematography, MIAMI BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Prix, TOULOUSE LATIN AMERICA FILM FESTIVAL


2004
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize; Best Cinematography, CINEMA BRAZIL GRAND PRIZE
APCA Trophy, Best Editing; Best Director, SÃO PAULO ASSOCIATION OF ART CRITICS AWARDS