Vidas Secas (film)

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Vidas Secas
Vidas Secas poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNelson Pereira dos Santos
Produced byLuiz Carlos Barreto
Herbert Richers
Danilo Trelles
Written byNelson Pereira dos Santos
StarringÁtila Iório
Maria Ribeiro
Music byLeonardo Alencar
CinematographyLuiz Carlos Barreto
Edited byRafael Justo Valverde
Production
company
Herbert Richers
Distributed byHerbert Richers
Sinofilmes
Release date
22 August 1963 (Brazil)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryBrazil
LanguagePortuguese

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]

Cast[edit]

  • Átila Iório - Fabiano
  • Maria Ribeiro - Sinhá Vitória (Mother)
  • Orlando Macedo - Soldado Amarelo (Soldier)
  • Joffre Soares - Fazendeiro (Farmer)
  • Gilvan Lima - Boy (as Gilvan)
  • Genivaldo Lima - Boy (as Genivaldo)

References[edit]

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

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