Vidas Secas (film)

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Vidas Secas
Vidas Secas poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Produced by Luiz Carlos Barreto
Herbert Richers
Danilo Trellers
Written by Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Starring Átila Iório
Maria Ribeiro
Music by Leonardo Alencar
Cinematography Luiz Carlos Barreto
Edited by Rafael Justo Valverde
Herbert Richers
Distributed by Herbert Richers
Release date
22 August 1963 (Brazil)
Running time
103 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese

Vidas Secas (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈvi.das ˈse.kas], meaning "Dry lives"; Pre-Reform spelling: Vidas Sêcas) is a 1963 Brazilian drama film directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, and based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Graciliano Ramos. It tells the story of a poverty-stricken family in the dry Brazilian northeast.

The film stars Átila Iório, Orlando Macedo, Maria Ribeiro and Jofre Soares. It is one of the key films in the Brazilian Cinema Novo movement. It was entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Barren Lives". Retrieved 2009-03-01. 

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