MOACIR

By Tomás LIPGOT

DUERMEVELA - as PROD

Musical - Completed 2011

Moacir is a Brazilian man who has been living in Argentina for 25 years. He is semi-illiterate and he has spent a large part of his life in psychiatric hospitals
This story follows Moacir´s passionate endeavor to fulfill his greatest desire: to make a record of his songs.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Musical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomás LIPGOT
    • Writer(s)
    • Javier ZEVALLOS, Tomás LIPGOT
    • Producer(s)
    • Tomás Lipgot
    • Synopsis
    • Moacir is a Brazilian man who has been living in Argentina for 25 years. He is semi-illiterate and, despite his lack of any formal musical education, possesses an amazing talent for singing.
      Moacir is the embodiment of music and can never sit still for long. He is very talkative, a big eater, dances non-stop and laughs heartily. Everything about him is over the top. Sometimes it becomes too much, more than a person can contain in one body or in one mind.
      That’s why he has spent a large part of his life institutionalized in psychiatric hospitals. At the age of 65 and with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, Moacir seemed to be just another case of a helpless patient. However, after 15 years of being hospitalized, he is granted his freedom and leaves the Borda Psychiatric Hospital.
      This story follows Moacir´s passionate endeavor to fulfill his greatest desire: to make a record of his songs, which have been lost for more than 25 years. All the while fighting against the threat of mental illness and social alienation. This is a tale riddled with stridency, music, dance, confrontations, chaos, humor and charm.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2011
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