We are So Young (Portuguese: Somos tão Jovens) is a 2013 Brazilian biographical drama film about Brazilian singer Renato Russo. The film does not follow the life of Renato Russo. The focus is his adolescence, his physical problems and the discover of his love for music. It is directed by Antônio Carlos da Fontoura, written by Marcos Bernstein and starring Thiago Mendonça and Laila Zaid. Was released in Brazilian theaters by distributors Imagem Filmes and Fox Film on May 3, 2013.
In 1973, the Manfredini family moved from Rio to Brasília. Renato, suffered from a rare bone disease, the epiphysiolysis and after surgery he was in need of a wheelchair. Forced to stay at home and being treated with morphine, the young man began to project his plans to become the greatest rock star of Brazil, creating, later, the group Aborto Elétrico, becoming the “Loner Troubadour” and later, creating the band Legião Urbana. Continue reading
From the BFI:
São Paulo, 1930. Joanna (Jeanne Moreau), the French madam of a brothel, has to decide whether to return to Europe with her friend the consul, or go to live with the owner of a sugar plantation. She decides on the latter, but he retreats further into alcoholism and madness. She is left alone after he and most of his family have died.
“In Recife, Dr. Paulo is an important lawyer that has a daughter, Heloísa, with his paramour and living in the country. A few days before traveling to Europe, Dr. Paulo asks to a close friend to bring Heloísa to Recife. Meanwhile, his bohemian and irresponsible son Helvécio meets Heloísa, and without knowing that she is his sister, he tries to rape her, and she kills him. Heloísa is arrested and goes to trial without any evidence to prove that she self-defended her honor” Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ( IMDB)
Woman living in São Paulo goes to Gramado, South of Brazil, to visit a friend of hers. Together, they meet an odd woman who engages in strange experiences in parapsychology. From then on, bizarre events are bound to happen. Continue reading
Weatherman from a TV network goes back to his hometown, Vale da Rocha, a place in Northeast Brazil, devastated by the drought. He is forced to face the geographic elements and his own memories. Continue reading
Márcia is a married woman with a son. She finds that her husband has an affair. She cheats him too and decides to go to Itaipava with her son. A black horse, free in the fields, attracts her. In the end, she comes back home and memories come back while watching the footage made by her son. Continue reading
The three Villasbôas brothers start their quest as young, urban men who are looking for an adventure in the Brazilian hinterland. Adding to the discovery of natural wonders, they end up finding a cause worth defending. But the challenges are vastly overwhelming. Continue reading