A Very Personal Celebration

Dir: Carlos Adriano
Mostra: Specials Screenings
8' . 2016 . SP


Found footage film poem inspired by the article “Very personal celebration” by Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes (1916-1977). In his last text, published posthumously, the author makes a critical assessment of his relations with brazilian cinema, drawing attention to the urgency of film preservation. The film recycles fragments of brazilian films (1924-1931) from the silent era quoted in Paulo Emílio’s article and excerpts of Jean Vigo’s films. In the soundtrack, brazilian popular songs recollected by the Mission of Folklore Research organized by brazilian poet Mário de Andrade in 1938.

Rating free

Screening: november 18 at 19h


/ Production company

Carlos Augusto Calil
/ Excutive producer

Cinemateca Brasileira, Ministério da Cultura
/ Produtora Associada

Carlos Adriano
/ Script

Carlos Adriano
/ Cinematography

Carlos Adriano
/ Sound

Carlos Adriano
/ Art direction

Carlos Adriano
/ Editor

Carlos Adriano
/ Sound designer

Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Eva Nil, Dita Parlo, Michel Simon
/ Cast

Festivals and Awards

  • Menção Honrosa – Melhor documentário de curta e Prêmio Abraccine/ Honorable Mention – Best Short Documentary and Abraccine Award - É Tudo Verdade 2017
  • Melhor filme / Best Film - Cine Ceará 2017
  • Festival de Brasília 2017
  • Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017
  • CineOP - Mostra de Cinema de Ouro Preto 2017
  • PirenópolisDoc 2017
  • Festcurtas bh, 2017
  • Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo, 2017
  • Festival de curtas de Goiânia 2017


Carlos Adriano

Born in São Paulo, in 1966. He is a filmmaker, PhD in film studies (USP), post-doctorate in arts (PUC-SP) and currently a post-doctoral research in film at USP. He directed films like O papa da pulp R. F. Lucchetti (2002), Militância (2002), Da ruina a existência (2007) and Sem título # 1: Dance of Leitfossil (2014), among others.