52nd edition

Macunaima

Joaquim Pedro De Andrade

Fortnight 1970, Feature film, 1h 48

Synopsis

The story begins with Macunaima’s miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life’s purpose which leads him and his family/followers on a journey to the Big City. On the way, more miracles occur, but Macunaima still has the heart and mind of a child. In the Big City, he is co-opted by terrorists who enlist him in their revolutionary schemes. In the Big City he learns that nuts are not always food and other hilarious lessons of life

Casting

  • Dina Sfat
  • Grande Otelo
  • Jardel Filho
  • Milton Gonçalves
  • Paulo José
  • Rodolfo Arena

Team

Screenplay
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade d’après l’oeuvre de Mário de Andrade

Image
Guido Cosulich

Sound
Juarez Dagoberto Costa

Editing
Eduardo Escorel

Production design
Anisio Medeiros

Production

Exportation/Distribution internationale :
Carlotta Films, France

Production :
Condor Film, Suisse
Grupo Novo De Cinema E TV, Brésil