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Marighella (2011)

For decades, my uncle Carlos Marighella was a damned name, a character banished from history, cloaked in a cloud of hatred and ignorance, having spent part of his short and intense existence in hiding. Dark skinned, from Bahia, communist militant, member of the Constituent Assembly, author of the world-famous Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla, guerrilla himself. In the 1960s, he became the "public enemy number 1" of the military dictatorship. In 1969, he was murdered on a street in São Paulo.

In recent years, the name Carlos Marighella is finally being rescued from the fog to occupy an important place in the pantheon of Brazilians who fought for a better and fairer country.

Marighella is a quasi-archaeological film that sought clues in the record of the memory of those who knew him, to draw a more complete and complex profile of this "secret" man. Memories filtered by the imprecision of time, the subjectivity of the deponents, and of my own - niece that I am of this mythical man that, at home, was only a very dear and special uncle.


Screenwriting and direction: Isa Grinspum Ferraz

Assistant screenwriter: Marcos Grinspum Ferraz

Producer: Pablo Torrecillas, Rodrigo Castellar and Isa Grinspum Ferraz

Editing: Vania Debs, ABC

Cinematography: Alziro Barbosa, ABC

Art direction: Leandro Lima

Original soundtrack: Marco Antonio Guimarães

Music specially composed by: Mano Brown

Narration: Lázaro Ramos

Research: Remier Lion Rocha

Special consultant: Mário Magalhães

Scenography: Paulo Monteiro

Direct sound: René Brasil

Assistant direction and additional editing: Daniel Grinspum

Finishing production: Gustavo Ribeiro

Sound supervision: Miriam Biderman, ABC

Production direction: Marina Puech Leão

Executive producer: Pablo Torrecillas e Rodrigo Castellar

Associate producers: Denis Feijão / Felipe Kowalczuk / Haikai Filmes

Festivals and awards

Selected for the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba, 2011

Finalist in the Fest-Aruanda 2011, João Pessoa-PB, 2011
Selected to open the 2o. Festival de Documentários de Cachoeira-BA, 2011
Finalist in the 35a. Mostra Internacional de São Paulo, 2011
Finalist in the “Première Brasil” at Festival do Rio, 2011
Selected for the 11° Mercado de Cine Iberoamericano en Guadalajara, México, 2012
Selected for the DOC BRASIL Festival 2012- 3º Festival de Documentários Brasileiros na China
Selected for the Forum Doc, Belo Horizonte-MG, 2012
Selected for the Festival Ventana Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012
Selected for the Mostra de Cinema de Osasco-SP, 2012
Best feature film in the 7a Mostra Cinema e Direitos Humanos na América

Latina, 27 Brazilian Capitals, Brazilian Ministry of Culture/Secretariat of Human Rights of the Presidency of the Republic, 2012
Selected for the 13a. Retrospectiva do Cinema Brasileiro, Cinesesc – SP, 2012
5o Prêmio CINEB do Cinema Brasileiro, 2014

Texto e Imagem

TC Filmes

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