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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Cinema, aspirinas e urubus / Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures
Films in Progress

A German named Johann arrives with his truck to a small city lost in the hinterlands of North-East Brazil in the 40s. Ranulpho, a young shop assistant fascinated by the vehicle, comes out to meet him. The German wants to conquer the interior with the sale of the product he is carrying - thousands of bottles of a new medicine called Aspirin - and hires Ranulpho?s services as a guide. He also uses the help of the century?s greatest invention, a movie projector showing the therapeutical effects of the medicine. Johann has arrived here escaping from the nightmare of war, leaving his entire family behind. For his part, Ranulpho sees in this new job the chance to escape from poverty and move to the rich southern part of the country.
Born in Recife, Marcelo Gomes studied Journalism, specializing in TV. In 1991, thanks to a scholarship from the British Council, he followed post-graduate studies in cinema at Bristol University. On returning to Brazil he produced several videos, writing and directing the shorts Maracatu, maracatus and Clandestina felicidade. Both received awards for screenplay, directing and best film at national and international festivals. Cinema, aspirina e urubus is his first feature film.
Marcelo Gomes
Marcelo Gomes, Paulo Caldas, Karim Ainouz
Mauro Pinheiro
Karen Harley
Soinua / Sound / Sonido: Márcio Camara
Peter Ketnath, João Miguel, Fabiana Pirro, Hermylla Guedes, Oswaldo Mil
Running Time
105 m.
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