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EDUARDO COUTINHO
As Canções


Country: Brazil
Year: 2011
Duration: 90'
Direction: Eduardo Coutinho

Direction assistant: Ernesto Piccolo
Executive production: João Moreira Salles y Maurício Andrade Ramos
Line producer: Carolina Benevides
Documentation: Laura Liuzzi
Director of fotography and camera: Jacques Cheuiche
Direct sound: Valéria Ferro
Sound editor and mixer: Denilson Campos
Edition: Jordana Berg
Image editing: Marcelo Pedrazzi
Production: VideoFilmes

Facing the camera in close-up against a black backdrop, 18 people sing the songs that marked their lives and tell stories associated with them. They are heartfelt stories of love and breaking-off, reunion, treason, death or happy endings. Songs by Jorge Ben Jor, Roberto Carlos, Chico Buarque or Tom Jobim, even unreleased songs, brought to life in the lips of these people living in Rio. ‘What’s the purpose of music?,’ Coutinho asks Queimado, one of the unforgettable characters in As Canções: ‘There’re smells, but you’re not smelling all the time. But music… you listen to it, you sing, and you’re bound to have memories of it.’ In the words of the director, ‘Music is like a wick that kindles memory, making it more affectionate. This is a film about feeling.’

Festivals:

  • 2011 Festival de Río, Trofeo Redentor al Mejor Largometraje Documental
  • 2011 IDFA, Competencia Oficial
  • 2012 BAFICI / 2012 FICCI, Competencia Oficial.

Spanish premiere

PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraFilmoteca Española
CinetecaFilmoteca CatalunyaInstitut FrançaisHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3
FESTIVALS IN NAVARRE
Punto de VistaNIFF - Navarra International Film FestivalNavarra, tierra de cineConecta FicciónÓpera PrimaSkimetrajeCTL 59#LabMeCrazy! Science Film FestivalFestival de Cine y DentistasHorror Online ArtFICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)FAN, Festival de Anime de NavarraLo que vieneMuestra de cine españolFilmmaking for social changeMuestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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