Amélia (film)

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Amélia Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ana Carolina
Produced by Jaime A. Schwartz
Screenplay by Ana Carolina
José Antônio Pinheiro
Starring Marília Pêra
Béatrice Agenin
Camila Amado
Pedro Bismark
Alice Borges
Marcélia Cartaxo
Music by Nelson Ayres
David Carbonara
Pedro Herculano
Cinematography Rodolfo Sánchez
Edited by Ademir Francisco
Crystal Cinematográfica
Tuinho Schwartz Productions
Distributed by Riofilme
Release date
Running time
130 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Box office R$140,283[1]

Amélia is a 2001 Brazilian comedy-drama film directed by Ana Carolina, inspired by the visit of French actress Sarah Bernhardt to Brazil, in 1905. In the film, the actress is under a professional and personal crisis, but is induced by her Brazilian housekeeper, Amélia, to start performing in Rio de Janeiro. However, the actress is forced to live with the exotic sisters of Amélia.[2]

Ana Carolina had already written the screenplay for the film in 1989, but does not produced due to lack of money. It was shot in Pernambuco and Rio de Janeiro.[3] It debuted at the Biarritz Film Festival where Béatrice Agenin won the best actress award.[4][5] The film received three nominations at the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro in the categories of best actress, for Miriam Muniz, best screenplay and best art direction.[6]



  1. ^ "Filmes Brasileiros Lançados - 1995 a 2012" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ancine. p. 20. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amélia" (in Portuguese). Adoro Cinema. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ Santos, Valmir (August 25, 2000). "França e Brasil matuto se enfrentam em "Amélia"". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Amélia no Festival de Biarritz". Cineclick (in Portuguese). R7. September 11, 2000. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "El cine nacional arrasó con los premios en Biarritz". El Día (in Spanish). October 1, 2000. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Filme ‘amélia’ e seu primoroso elenco feminino estão em cartaz no cine conhecimento" (in Portuguese). Futura. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 

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