One of the greatest poets of Brazilian rock music of all time, Renato Russo's lyrics tell richly detailed and unforgettable stories in a style reminiscent of Bob Dylan. He has inspired many people, but perhaps none more so than filmmaker René Sampaio whose blockbuster debut feature Brazilian Western was based on Russo's famous song "Faroeste Caboclo"; and who again draws inspiration from the great musician in the funny and heartwarming Eduardo and Monica.
In this irresistible love story, Alice Braga and Gabriel Leone bring to life the eponymous couple with the dizzying sexual chemistry that must overcome their significant differences in age and interests to make a promising relationship work in 1980's Brasilia. Can the romance between a sophisticated Rimbaud-reading college medical student and a soap opera-loving high school boy work out? Will what draws them together be strong enough to overcome the rest? Mixing drama, playfulness, and poetry, this is a romance for the ages!
This screening is supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by HBO.