O Primeiro Dia (Midnight)

trinidad+tobago film festival 2010 screening

Year 1998
Duration 75 minutes
Type Dramatic feature
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese, with English subtitles
Director(s) Daniela ThomasWalter Salles
Rating n/a
Contact danielathomas@uol.com.br


The year 2000 is approaching. As millennium parties get underway in Rio de Janeiro, João escapes from jail by murdering his cellmate and slipping away during the confusion. Meanwhile, Maria, a speech therapist, finds a note from her lover, Pedro, indicating that he has moved out. Maria begins wandering the confetti-filled streets in the vain hope of finding Pedro.

Out in the streets together, João and Maria intersect. As the fireworks ushering in the new millennium explode over Copacabana beach, the couple seal their newfound love. Yet is that love doomed to end before it can even begin?

Trinidad & Tobago premiere

Awards: Silver Ariel, Best Latin American Film, Ariel Awards, Mexico 2000; Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2000; Best Actor, Best Actress, São Paolo Association of Art Critics Awards


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

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