Loveling

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    Loveling

    Directed by

    Brazil, Uruguay, Germany

    2018

    95 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Irene is raising four rambunctious sons in a home that is physically crumbling but warm and happy. As Irene simultaneously shelters her sister Sonia (who just left a volatile marriage), supports her own husband through a financial crisis, and plans her own long-awaited high school graduation, Irene’s eldest son, Fernando, suddenly announces he has been recruited by a professional handball team in Germany and will be leaving in just three weeks. Consummate caretaker Irene prickles at the idea of emancipating the 16-year-old so he can travel and live alone, and she becomes increasingly anxious about what her future holds.

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    Cast
    Karine Teles
    Otávio Müller
    Adriana Esteves
    Konstantinos Sarris
    César Troncoso
    Screenplay
    Gustavo Pizzi
    Karine Teles
    Cinematography
    Pedro Faerstein
    Editing
    Lívia Serpa
    Production
    BUBBLES PROJECT
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

    Press

    A warm and wonderfully universal love story that comes across surprisingly unconventional for something so familiar.

    Peter Debruge, Variety

    Loveling wisely avoids easy answers, and its deft mix of humor and melancholy never falters.

    Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

    Loveling relies on the charm of its chaotic central family (…) and the warmth of Teles to seduce and dazzle audiences into submission.

    Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

    Gustavo Pizzi

    Gustavo Pizzi

    Brazil

    Gustavo Pizzi was born in Rio de Janeiro, in 1977. He graduated in Film at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). His debut as a director was with CRAFT (RISCADO) in 2011. In 2012 Gustavo directed the documentary TV Series 2QFRW (Gustavo co-wrote the script "Rhinocero’s Skin" together with Felipe Barbosa). He also co-wrote the script of the tv series BRUNA SURFISTINHA, broadcasted in Latin America by Fox. Alongside the editing of BENZINHO (LOVELING) he’s developing the film/minisserie GILDA.

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