THE BEST THINGS IN THE WORLD
[Las Melhores Coisas do Mundo]
The wife-and-husband team of director Lais Bodanzky and writer Luiz Bolognesi (THE BALLROOM, 2008 AFI Latin American Film Festival) delivers a fresh, moving story of teenagers negotiating their place in the world. Mano and his brother Pedro lead fun-loving lives until they learn, in quick succession, their parents are divorcing, their father is gay and has a new boyfriend, Pedro's girlfriend wants to spend some time apart, and the high school's gossip blogger comes snooping around. Up-to-the-minute in its details but universal in its themes, this winning film will appeal to young and old alike. Official Selection, 2010 Rome Film Festival; 2011 LATINBEAT Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center.
DIR Laís Bodanzky; SCR Luiz Bolognesi, based on the Mano book series by Gilberto Dimenstein and Heloísa Prieto; PROD Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane, Débora Ivanov, Gabriel Lacerda. Brazil, 2010, color, 100 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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