Vida de Menina

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Vida de Menina
Directed by Helena Solberg
Produced by David Meyer
Written by Elena Soárez
Helena Solberg
Based on Minha Vida de Menina
by Helena Morley
Music by Wagner Tiso
Cinematography Pedro Farkas
Edited by Diana Vasconcellos
Radiante Filmes
Distributed by Riofilme
Release date
Running time
90 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese

Vida de Menina is a 2003 Brazilian drama film. It was the first feature-length fiction film directed by Helena Solberg. The film is an adaptation of Minha Vida de Menina, the diary of Helena Morley.

It won five awards at the 2004 Gramado Film Festival.[1]



The film takes place in Diamantina, Minas Gerais in the period following the abolition of slavery in Brazil. It focuses on the life of Helena Morley, an adolescent who tells her daily life in her diary which, when published in the 1950s, became internationally famous.


  1. ^ Rubin, Nani (April 5, 2014). "Helena Solberg, a única mulher do cinema novo, ganha retrospectiva". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 8, 2014. 

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