Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica

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Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica
Theatrical release poster
Theatrical poster
Directed by Marcelo Gomes
Produced by João Vieira Jr.
Sara Silveira
Maria Ionescu
Chico Ribeiro
Ofir Figueiredo
Screenplay by Marcelo Gomes
Starring Hermila Guedes
João Miguel
W. J Solha
Music by Tomaz Alves Souza
Karina Buhr
Cinematography Mauro Pinheiro Jr
Edited by Karen Harley
Dezenove Som e Imagem
REC Produtores Associados
Distributed by Imovision
Release date
  • September 8, 2012 (2012-09-08) (TIFF)
  • November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16) (Brazil)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Box office R$209,975[1]

Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica (Portuguese: Era Uma Vez Eu, Verônica) is a 2012 Brazilian drama film directed and written by Marcelo Gomes. At the 45th Festival de Brasília it shared the Best Film Award with They'll Come Back, and won Best Supporting Actor (W. J Solha), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Score.[2]


Veronica, a newly graduated medical student, goes through a moment of reflection and doubt. She questions not only her professional choices, but also her intimate relationships and even her ability to cope with life.[3]


  • Hermila Guedes as Verônica
  • João Miguel as Gustavo
  • W. J Solha as Zé Maria
  • Renata Roberta as Maria
  • Inaê Veríssimo as Ciça
  • Maeve Jinkings


  1. ^ "Filmes Brasileiros Lançados - 1995 a 2012" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ancine. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 1, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Zanin, Luiz (September 25, 2012). "Diário de Brasília 2012 Verônica e Eles Voltam dividem o prêmio principal". O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Estado. Archived from the original on October 29, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica | tiff.net

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