Linha de Passe (Offside)

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 2008
Duration 113 minutes
Type Dramatic feature
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese, with English subtitles
Director(s) Daniela ThomasWalter Salles
Rating PG 14


Cleuza, a pregnant single mother, works as a domestic for a middle-class family on the outskirts of São Paulo. Cleuza has four sons, each of whom has a different father. The oldest son, Dênis, is a motorcycle courier who is tempted into street crime; Dinho is an evangelical Christian filled with suppressed sexuality and doubt; Dario is a brilliant footballer who needs cash to bribe a talent scout, and the youngest, Reginaldo, is obsessed with the belief that the local bus driver is his father.

Heartfelt and engaging, Linha de Passe deftly interweaves its five stories to present a portrait of a family that is unique, and yet just like all families, everywhere.

Trinidad & Tobago premiere

Awards: Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival (2008); Best Actress, Best Editing, Grand Coral – Second Prize, Havana Film Festival (2008); Best Director, Best Film, Most Promising Actor, Most Promising Actress, Prêmio Qualidade, Brazil (2008); Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Film, Prêmio Contigo Cinema, Brazil (2009); Best Film, São Paulo Association of Art Critics (2009).


Date: Tue 31 Aug, 2010
Category: ttff news and features

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