By Marcelo GALVÃO


Drama - Completed 2014

A 92-year-old man decides that the time has come to say goodbye to all that is most important in his life, including his lover who is 55 years younger than him.

& Awards

Ventana Sur 2014
Gramado 2014
Best Director, Actor ,Actress and Photo
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marcelo GALVÃO
    • Writer(s)
    • Marcelo GALVÃO
    • Producer(s)
    • Marçal SOUZA , Marcelo GALVÃO
    • Synopsis
    • Based on a true story and biographical references, FAREWELL (2014) is a Brazilian feature film, written and directed by the filmmaker Marcelo Galvão and produced by Gatacine Produções.

      The film tells the story of Admiral (Nelson Xavier), a man who was always very active and a bon vivant in the past but began to face a series of difficulties due to old age, despite the youthful spirit and relentless libido. At the age of 92, he is fully aware of his fragility, which makes simple daily tasks like getting out of bed, putting on a shoe and crossing the street, a big challenge.

      One day, he decides to go out, resolve his pending issues and fulfill the desire to see one last time the great love of his life, his mistress (Juliana Paes), a woman who is 55 years younger and madly in love with him.

      This is Gatacine’s sixth feature film and the first in which Marcelo Galvão had the chance to explore a whole new theme, romance. Very different from Galvão’s other films, FAREWELL shows that when it comes to dreaming and loving, age is not an issue. Farewell talks about true love, without limits or discrimination. A unique film that through editing and the protagonist’s performances it allows us to see it through a new light, not only as mere spectators but also as characters ourselves” highlights the director.

      FAREWELL was first screened on August 8th 2014 on the opening night of the 42nd Gramado Film Festival. It won four Kikito Awards, for Best Director (Marcelo Galvão), Best Actor (Nelson Xavier), Best Actress (Juliana Paes) and Best Cinematography (Eduardo Makino).

      This is Galvão’s second feature film competing in the Gramado Film Festival. In 2012 Galvão’s film “BUDDIES” (starred by three actors with Down syndrome in the leading roles) won the awards for, Best Film, Best Art Direction and Honorable Mention to the three protagonists) bringing it to a total of five Kikito awards.