World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Boa sorte, meu amor (Good luck, Sweetheart)

Daniel Arago | Brazil | 2012 | 95' | In Portuguese | English subtitles | black-and-white


At his grandmothers funeral, director Daniel Arago, born in Recife in 1981, realized that his generation of urban citizens could well be the last one with memories of the countryside where their parents and grandparents originally lived. He suddenly remembers dozens of forgotten stories which leads him to ask himself: Why doesnt my generation care at all about their origins? The idea for Boa sorte, meu amor, his first feature-length film, was born.
Dirceu, a 30-year-old demolition man, has buried the past and never thinks back about his family, whose roots lie in the north-eastern countryside. Each day he notices how his urban surroundings are rapidly changing in a practically uncontrolled manner. And he is contributing to this. Good-humoured music student Maria (Christiana Ubach), with roots in the same region as Dirceu, goes through life at odds with her daily reality. For her, nothing is as it should be. When these two meet, Dirceu is forced to consider why he refuses to face his past.
Arago tells this personal story in expressionistic looking black-and-white images, between close-up and wide shot, between the intense sensitivity of the face and the immense space surrounding us.


Location: Rialto

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Location: De Balie
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Director is present during the screenings and available for Q&A.

Actrice Christiana Ubachook is also ook present during the screenings and available for Q&A.

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