Films

Bingo

Bingo, "Bingo: o rei das manhãs"

International Premiere

Synopsis

Director

Augusto Mendes, a single father and bit part actor, who also does low-budget soft porn movies to survive and raise his kid in São Paulo, auditions and becomes the clown host of a TV show for kids: Bingo. The show becomes an overnight success on Brazilian television, transforming Bingo in to the most popular clown in the country. Backstage, Augusto achieves the rockstar life he has always dreamed of.

 

Despite his fame as Bingo, Augusto has to live with an uncomfortable paradox: due to a contract clause that forbids Bingo from revealing his true identity, although a national celebrity when dressed as Bingo, he remains an unknown actor when out of his costume. This frustration also extends to his son, who along with being bound to the secret, no longer gets to spend quality time with his father.

 

The film is based on a true story, however the original names of the characters have been changed for legal reasons. The film had huge repercussions in Brazil, not only due to the fact that this clown is a pop culture icon in Brazil, but also because it was breaking an urban legend. Over the years there had been many rumours and theories about Brazil’s most popular clown, but now the truth is out!

"Bingo" was selected as Brazilian candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars.

Antonio Bordallo

Daniel Rezende

(b. 1975, Brazil) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on "City of God" (2002, dir Fernando Meirelles) and won a BAFTA Award for Best Editing for the same film. He also edited "RoboCop" (2014, dir José Padilha), "The Tree of Life" (2011, dir Terrence Malick), "Blindness" (2008, dir Fernando Meirelles) and many other feature films before moving on to direct his debut film "Bingo".


Filmography

  • Bingo: O Rei das Manhãs (2017)

Schedule

27.11.2017
18:00 - 20:23
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 111001
Guests (4)
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Movie guests:  Writer Luiz Bolognesi, Cast Vladimir Brichta, Carolita Lamas, Producer Fabiano Gullane
01.12.2017
19:00 - 20:53
Tartu, 
Athena keskus
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 152002
Sold out
02.12.2017
20:30 - 22:23
Tallinn, 
Kosmos IMAX
Hall IMAX
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 161502
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

First Feature Competition

Film info

Country: Brazil
Year: 2017
Duration: 113 minutes
Language: Portuguese
Director: Daniel Rezende
Producers: Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane
Writer: Luiz Bolognesi
DOP: Lula Carvalho
Montage: Marcio Hashimoto
Composer: Beto Villares
Cast: Vladimir Brichta, Emanuelle Araújo, Raul Barreto
Productions: Empyrean Pictures, Gullane

Synopsis

Director

Augusto Mendes, a single father and bit part actor, who also does low-budget soft porn movies to survive and raise his kid in São Paulo, auditions and becomes the clown host of a TV show for kids: Bingo. The show becomes an overnight success on Brazilian television, transforming Bingo in to the most popular clown in the country. Backstage, Augusto achieves the rockstar life he has always dreamed of.

 

Despite his fame as Bingo, Augusto has to live with an uncomfortable paradox: due to a contract clause that forbids Bingo from revealing his true identity, although a national celebrity when dressed as Bingo, he remains an unknown actor when out of his costume. This frustration also extends to his son, who along with being bound to the secret, no longer gets to spend quality time with his father.

 

The film is based on a true story, however the original names of the characters have been changed for legal reasons. The film had huge repercussions in Brazil, not only due to the fact that this clown is a pop culture icon in Brazil, but also because it was breaking an urban legend. Over the years there had been many rumours and theories about Brazil’s most popular clown, but now the truth is out!

"Bingo" was selected as Brazilian candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars.

Antonio Bordallo

Daniel Rezende

(b. 1975, Brazil) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on "City of God" (2002, dir Fernando Meirelles) and won a BAFTA Award for Best Editing for the same film. He also edited "RoboCop" (2014, dir José Padilha), "The Tree of Life" (2011, dir Terrence Malick), "Blindness" (2008, dir Fernando Meirelles) and many other feature films before moving on to direct his debut film "Bingo".


Filmography

  • Bingo: O Rei das Manhãs (2017)
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