Blue Blood

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    Blue Blood

    Sangue azul

    Directed by

    Brazil

    2014

    119 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Living in an idyllic island paradise, ten-year-old Pedro is separated from his sister Raquel because their mother fears a forbidden attraction between the siblings. Against his will, the boy is sent away to the mainland where he joins a travelling circus. Growing up among a colourful family of circus performers, Pedro transforms into a legendary figure called ‘Zolah, the Cannon Man’.
    On a circus tour, Zolah – now grown into a handsome and seductive man – returns to the mystical island he was forced to leave behind. Trying to reconnect with his past, he longs for the forbidden love of his lost childhood…

    Awards

    • Best Feature, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Romulo Braga) - Rio IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Daniel de Oliveira
    Caroline Abras
    Sandra Coverloni
    Rômulo Braga
    Screenplay
    Lirio Ferreira
    Cinematography
    Mauro Pinheiro Junior
    Editing
    Mair Tavares
    Music
    Pupillo
    Sales
    PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    DRAMA FILMES

    Press

    Full of stunning images.

    Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

    Lírio Ferreira

    Lírio Ferreira

    Brazil

    Lírio Ferreira was born in Recife in 1965. A graduate in journalism from the University of Pernambuco, he became interested in directing while in college and won various awards for his feature debut BAILE PERFUMADO (1997), which premiered at the festival in Toronto. His second feature, ÁRIDO MOVIE (2005), was part of the Official Selection at Venice Film Festival. BLUE BLOOD (2015) was Lírio Ferreira’s third fictional feature film participating in Panorama Section at the Berlinale International Film Festival. His new film ACQUA MOVIE (2019) will participate at the Rio International Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography