23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Miúcha, the Voice of Bossa Nova

Liliane Mutti, Daniel Zarvos

Brazil / France / USA
2022, 98'

Miúcha is a singer that breaks free, in this documentary, from the descriptions that reduce her to being the sister of Chico Buarque, wife of João Gilberto and collaborator of Vinicius de Moraes or Tom Jobim. Her contributions to the bossa nova movement are deepened and we follow how she navigated her marriage and tried to define her career. The film relies on personal archives that include photographs, letters, watercolors and audio recordings.

Miúcha’s life is inevitably described through the prism of the men who surrounded her and whose fame obscured her voice. Heloísa Maria Buarque de Hollanda tells her life story in a fascinating way because she herself was a good storyteller. Home recordings, statements and personal archives reveal a woman with a giant appetite for music and for cosmopolitan life. The film ends up focusing mainly on the decades of her marriage to João Gilberto, although it focuses on her life before and after Gilberto, and on her years-long stays in New York, New Jersey, and Mexico City. We are left with a portrait of a woman who had difficulty in freeing herself from the chains of a normative existence and who won a solo career at great personal cost. (Ana Cabral Martins)

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SCREENINGS

April 27, Thursday, 21:30 (98')

Culturgest, Auditorium Emílio Rui Vilar • C.502

May 07, Sunday, 19:00 (98')

Culturgest, Auditorium Emílio Rui Vilar • C.505

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
Miúcha, a Voz da Bossa Nova
LANGUAGE
Português / Italian
SUBTITLES
English
CAST
Miúcha Miúcha, Silvia Buarque, João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes
PHOTOGRAPHY
Luiz BONFá, Chico Buarque, Pierre-paul Puljiz, Jonas Mekas
EDITING
Daniela Ramalho, Isabel Castro
PRODUCER
Mostafiz Shahmohammed, Marta Sanchez, Daniel Zarvos
PRODUCTION
Filmz Ltda

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