A LONG JOURNEY

UMA LONGA VIAGEM

By Lucia MURAT

TAIGA FILMES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

A Long Journey is the story of three brothers who reach adolescence in the late 1960s. It is a personal view of an age that lived radical politics, drugs and armed struggle.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lucia MURAT
    • Writer(s)
    • Lucia MURAT
    • Producer(s)
    • Lucia MURAT
    • Synopsis
    • A Long Journey is the story of three brothers who reach adolescence in the late 1960s. It is a personal view of an age that lived radical politics, drugs and armed struggle. The story line of the documentary is given by the younger brother, Hector, which goes to London in 1969, sent by his family, worried that he would enter the struggle for freedom against the Brazilian dictatorship, following the footsteps of her sister. Ironically Heitor dives head on into the "Swinging London". In the nine years he has traveled around the world, from 1969 to 1978, Heitor has regularly written to his family.
      The doc shows Heitor today, the letters, and the off-screen comments of Heitor's sister, Lucia Murat, director of the movie, who has become a filmmaker, extensively traveling abroad, almost in a process contrary to that experienced by her brother, who goes from being a free traveler to a captive of madness parameters. Deep down, it is a documentary movie portraying a specific time period and dealing with memories, not only for the way research is done, but also because the third brother, a scientist, has passed away.
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