Latin American Institute Film Screenings



Directed by Brazilian director José Luiz Villamarim

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Melnitz Hall 1409
UCLA James Bridges Theater
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About the film:
"Two childhood friends are reunited on Christmas Eve, bringing to the fore a shared trauma" .- IMDb

"This is the story of two friends who meet again, Luzimar and ildo. The two of them were born in Cataguases, Minas Gerais, and spent the childhood together. Luzimar never left the town and works at the cotton factory. Gildo left to São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, where he believes to have found success: he even bought a brand new Volkswagen. On Christmas Eve, Gildo comes back to Cataguases to visit his mother. As Luzimar sees the car parked in front of Gildo's mother's house, he rings the bell. From that encounter, fueled by liquor, memories, remorse and grudge, two lives are recollected. After all, who made the best choice: the one who left or the one who stayed? Is there a right answer? - Globo Filmes

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
-Première Brazil - Best Actor (Melhor Ator) - Júlio Andrade
-Special Jury Prize - Competition - José Luiz Villamarim

Málaga Spanish Film Festival
Silver Biznaga - Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía) - Walter Carvalh

100 minutes | In Portuguese with English subtitles


Cost: Free & open to the public with RSVP

Special Instructions

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Pay-by-space ($3 - an hour or $12 - all day). Campus map, directions, transportation options to UCLA at UCLA maps and driving directions

For more information please contact

Jennifer Lainez

Download File: Redemoinho-Flyer-1m-q32.pdf

Sponsor(s): Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Consulate General of Brazil- Los Angeles, UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies