CINE LATINO

Loveling

Benzinho

GUSTAVO PIZZI
Brazil, Uruguay, 2018
98 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Director Gustavo Pizzi

In Petrópolis, just outside Rio de Janeiro, Irene lives with her husband, Klaus, and their four sons. The door jams, the tap leaks, but there's no lack of love in this slightly chaotic household. The eldest son, Fernando, is a talented handball player and is scouted by a German professional club. He's leaving in just 20 days! Mother Irene knew that one day he would set off into the world, but this farewell comes sooner than expected. In the meantime, there's a lot of bureaucracy to be sorted, not to mention the marital ups and downs of her sister, Sonia, and three other busy children. Despite all the distractions, Irene is consumed by sorrow while simultaneously glowing with pride. Director Gustavo Pizzi and protagonist Karine Teles were inspired by the birth of their twins to make this story about loving a child and letting go.—International Film Festival Rotterdam

In Portuguese with English subtitles

CINE LATINO

Loveling

Benzinho

GUSTAVO PIZZI
Brazil, Uruguay, 2018
98 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Director Gustavo Pizzi

In Petrópolis, just outside Rio de Janeiro, Irene lives with her husband, Klaus, and their four sons. The door jams, the tap leaks, but there's no lack of love in this slightly chaotic household. The eldest son, Fernando, is a talented handball player and is scouted by a German professional club. He's leaving in just 20 days! Mother Irene knew that one day he would set off into the world, but this farewell comes sooner than expected. In the meantime, there's a lot of bureaucracy to be sorted, not to mention the marital ups and downs of her sister, Sonia, and three other busy children. Despite all the distractions, Irene is consumed by sorrow while simultaneously glowing with pride. Director Gustavo Pizzi and protagonist Karine Teles were inspired by the birth of their twins to make this story about loving a child and letting go.—International Film Festival Rotterdam

In Portuguese with English subtitles


Friday, April 20
6:00 PM
$14.00
Saturday, April 21
6:30 PM
$14.00

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