Once There Was Brazilia

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    Once There Was Brazilia

    Era uma Vez Brasília

    Directed by

    Brazil, Portugal

    2017

    100 min

    • Portuguese

    Adventure, Fiction

    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.

    Awards

    • Signs of Life Special Mention - Locarno Festival

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Wellington Abreu
    Andreia Vieira
    Marquim do Tropa
    Franklin Ferreira
    Cinematography
    Joana Pimenta
    Editing
    Adirley Queirós
    Guile Martins
    Frederico Benevides
    Production
    TERRATREME FILMES
    Production
    CINCO DA NORTE
    Adirley Queirós

    Adirley Queirós

    Brazil

    Adirley Queiros was a professional footballer from the age of 16 to 25. He then studied film at the Universidade de Brasília, from which he graduated in 2005. He became involved in the cultural life of Brazil and directed his first film RAP O CANTO DA CELIANDIA (2005), which won thirteen Brazilian awards. With his documentary A CIDADE É UMA SO? (2010), Queirós participated in international film festivals such as World Cinema Amsterdam, Brazilian Hollywood Festival and BAFICI in Argentina. WHITE OUT, BLACK IN (2014) is his fifth film and fourth documentary.

    Selected Filmography