Fiction, Brazil, 2013, 35mm
Direction: Júlio Bressane
With Josie Antello, Bernardo Marinho, Débora Olivieri
Sentimental Education tells of a singular relationship between Áurea, a solitary teacher, and a young man with whom she has a chance encounter – the kind of encounter that is often found in mythology and literature. Áurea is a sensitive soul that finds herself attracted to a beauty that moves, disturbs and beckons to her. She loses herself in it. In the days that follow the first conversation between the two, she shows her feelings during classes in which he lets her lead him to where an unusual story from the past is revealed and transforms everything from then on.
A representative of the Brazilian cinema marginal, he debuted as director in 1967 with Face to Face. He lived in exile in London in the 1970s, but returned to Brazil several years later and made one film after another. His film Cleopatra
screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2007 and was voted best film of the 40th Festival de Brasília Film.