RIO LUANDA

By Pedro ROSSI

EL DESIERTO FILMES - as PROD

Drama - Development 2013


    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pedro ROSSI
    • Writer(s)
    • Pedro ROSSI, Luís ABRAMO
    • Producer(s)
    • Gabriel DURÁN (El Desierto Filmes), Jorge D DURÁN (El Desierto Filmes)
    • Synopsis
    • An airplane crosses the sky. Nightmarish images show a boy lost amid the ruins of a war that occurred in the recent past. His name is Luis Veloso.
      Luis, now 32, wakes up and tells Vanda, his pregnant wife, that since he has found out on the internet the whereabouts of Mateus, his only brother, he’s been dreaming about it. Mateus is now living in Rio de Janeiro. Luis thought he had no family, that the war had taken all his relatives away.
      After work, Luis, who’s a pharmacist, attends drama classes. His teacher is Isabel, a Brazilian who became his friend. By motorcycle, he shows Isabel the city of Luanda, and as they ride along Santiago Beach and have beers in a bar at the Marginal, Luis reveals to her a fragment of his story:
      As a child, Luis lived in a small rural province and was fascinated by airplanes. One day, he and his brother were playing soccer near a Red Cross airfield when Luis sneaked into a plane to Luanda, penniless. In a state of despair, Mateus saw his brother embark. It was the last time they saw each other. It was the last day Luis saw his late father. It was wartime.
      Urged by Vanda, his wife, Luis goes to Rio de Janeiro to find his brother and himself. His wants to purge the guilt of a childish mischief, which violently broke his contact with his family. In Brazil, Luis feels like split in half, this time as a father who abandoned his land, his wife, and his son. But now he must decide whether or not to return to the land he considers his own. The birth of his child completes Luis’ experience; he’s now finally reconciled with his own past.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2013
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