Umas Velhices (2003)
Umas Velhices, a 52 minutes long documentary, brings a multifaceted view on old age throughout different cultures and times, a complex theme around which clichés and misinformation hang. The documentary approaches the issue under different and complementary angles: the different roles of the elderly in society, love, loneliness, sex, among others.
We invited five Brazilian film directors to create small audiovisual pieces on some of the themes related to old age. The pieces were embedded in the documentary so that in the end, what you have is not ONE old age; but MANY old ages.
Ugo Giorgetti created the fiction A esperança é a última que morre, with guest star Antonio Abujamra. Walter Lima Jr. created the fiction Rei Lear, with Matheus Nachtergaele. Jorge Furtado created the documentary Oscar Boz.
João Jardim created the documentary Revezamento 320. Denise Gonçalves created the fiction Bobby, Simone, Walter e Lourdes, with Berta Zemel e Milhem Cortaz.
The documentary was made during the 40th anniversary celebration of SESC São Paulo's work with old age.
Story, screenwriting and direction: Isa Grinspum Ferraz
Executive Production: Jorge Grinspum
Filming Direction: André Constantin
Editing: Idê Lacreta
Original soundtrack: Marco Antônio Guimarães
Theme music: Arnaldo Antunes
Narration: Paulo Miklos and Arnaldo Antunes
Sound editing/mixing: Eduardo Santos Mendes
Researcher: Jorge Grinspum
Editing assistant: Daniel Grinspum
Production and research assistant: Martha Nogueira, Gustavo Maximiliano, Eduardo Garcez
Title and signs: Didiana Prata
Graphic animation: Henrique Bacana
Research and field production: Geni Onzi
Camera: Alessandro Ditadi
Assistant camera: Ricardo Soto Chavez
Audio capture: Marcos Mangoni
Finalization: Eliane C. G. Ferreira
Special participation: Lélia Abramo, Walmor Chagas, Tom Zé
Testimonials: Gianni Rato, Olgas Matos, Contardo Calligaris, among others