Archive Cinema City 2008.

Mutum

Mutum

Genre: Drama
Country: Brasil
Year: 2007.
Duration: 95 min

Director: Sandra Kogut
Scenario: Ana Luiza Martins Costa, Sandra Kogut, J. Guimarães Rosa (roman)

Cast: Thiago da Silva Mariz, Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso, Maria Juliana Souza de Oliveira, Brenda Luana Rodrigues Lima, João Vitor Leal Barroso

Programme selection: Latino

Synopsis:
Mutum means mute. Mutum is a black bird that sings at night. It's also the name of a remote place in the Brazilian hinterland, where Thiago lives with his family. 10-year-old Thiago (Thiago da Silva Mariz) is different from the other kids. We only see the hazy world of adulthood through his eyes - a world of betrayal, violence and silence. With his brother and only friend Felipe (Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso), Thiago has to face up to a world he will eventually leave...

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Nominations:
Best Actor (João Miguel), Best Screenplay, Adapted, Best Special Effects, 2008 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

Awards:
Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Mention, 2008 Berlin International Film Festival
Best Film, 2007 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival


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