Stories of Samba (2015)
17min · Short, Comedy, Drama · 1 January 2015
The film is based on lyrics from the very famous Brazilian samba composer Adoniran Barbosa, following the aesthetics of his time. Notable facts and characters of his songs takes us through the story, a portrait of São Paulo city in the 50's, a place full of music, love stories and gentrification (poor people getting evicted from their places in order to build great buildings), subjects often explored in Adoniran's work, always with a good touch of humor. This way he became the 'poor people poet'. Besides putting together in a surprising way stories that are known all over Brazil, the film is a great tribute to one of the most important musicians of the country. The cast is also very special, with names like Paulo Miklos (actor and guitar player of Titãs, legendary brazilian rock band) and Gero Camilo ( who's curriculum includes City of God, Carandiru, Man on Fire), and the soundtrack brings to the audience one of the strongest and most interpretative voices in Brazilian music: Ney Matogrosso.