MVIFF 2018: LOVELING (BENZINHO)

| 2018 | 95 minutes | | ,
Gustavo Pizzi

Friday September 07, 2018


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Gustavo Pizzi
Gustavo Pizzi, Karine Teles

Irene, 38 years old, is married to Klaus, 45. They live in Petrópolis, a small city in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, and have four children. Fernando (16); Rodrigo (10), and the twins (5). The couple has been struggling for years to finish building their new house. Irene works as an independent seller while finishing her studies to get her high-school diploma. Klaus runs a small copy shop where he also sells books. Fernando, their eldest son, plays handball. After being the highlight of the season, the boy is invited to join a professional team in Germany and will leave his parents house much sooner than expected. Among the everyday issues of their family’s life, Irene will have to deal with the early separation from Fernando and adapt to a new life without him.

"A warm and wonderfully universal love story that comes across surprisingly unconventional for something so familiar."-Peter Debruge, Variety

"Without pandering to audience sympathy, [Teles] creates an exceptionally sympathetic focal point for a story that embraces the messy tenderness of life as it's lived."- Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

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