Once There Was Brazilia

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Once There Was Brazilia (Era uma Vez Brasília)

Directed by Adirley Queirós

  • Brazil, Portugal 2017; 100 min
  • Original version: Portuguese
  • Genre: Fiction, Adventure
    • Signs of Life Special Mention - Locarno Festival


In 1959, the intergalactic agent WA4 was arrested for illegally occupying private land. He receives a mission: to go to planet Earth and kill the president of the Republic, Juscelino Kubitschek, on the day of Brasília’s inauguration. But his spaceship lands in Ceilândia, the largest satellite city of Brasília and the capital of its prison. Only Andreia, the queen of the post-war, can help him to assemble an army able to kill the monsters who inhabit the National Congress. A documentary recorded in the Year 0 P.C. (Post-Coup), in the Federal District and its surroundings.



    Pedro Peralta