JOAQUIM - Competition
by Marcelo Gomes
with Julio Machado, Isabél Zuaa, Nuno Lopes, Rômulo Braga, Welket Bungué and Karai Rya Pua
Brazil / Portugal, 2017, 97'
Produced by REC Produtores Associados in co-production with Ukbar Filmes
Press screening: Thursday 16/02 – 12:00 – Berlinale Palast
Official screening: Thursday 16/02 - 19:00 – Berlinale Palast
Photo Call: Thursday 16/02 – 13:50 – Hotel Hyatt Press Center
Press conference: Thursday 16/02 – 14:00 – Hotel Hyatt Press Center
Friday 17/02 – 12:00 – Friedrichstadt-Palast // Friday 17/02 – 18:30 – Friedrichstadt-Palast // Saturday 18/02 – 09:30 – Zoo Palast 1 // Sunday 19/02 – 22:30 - International
Press days: Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17
Talents available: Marcelo Gomes (director), Julio Machado (actor), Isabél Zuaa (actress), Welket Bungué (actor)
Brazil, 18th century. The colony of Portugal endures a decline in gold production. A Portuguese minority rules over a corrupt and autocratic society. Joaquim is an efficient soldier, famous for capturing gold smugglers. While waiting for his promotion to Lieutenant, he leaves for a risky mission in search of new gold mines - the only way to buy the freedom of Blackie, a slave he is in love with. Inspired by the true story of Tiradentes, the first leader of the Brazilian revolutionary movement.
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