OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
DIRECTOR : Daniel Rezende
COUNTRY : Brazil
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 113min
Nu Metro 4, 10 Oct @ 8.30pm | Nu Metro 4, 16 Oct @ 2pm
Based on a true story, “Bingo” is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50’s. While starring in soft porn and soap operas he finally gets the chance to conquer the crowds when he is cast as “BINGO”, a television host clown. With his irreverent humor and natural talent, the show is a big hit, but a clause on his contract forbids him to reveal his true
identity. Augusto becomes an anonymous celebrity. With makeup on, he brings happiness to children across the country but not to his own son Gabriel, that sees his father distancing himself in search of recognition. Filled with irony and humor and an exaggerated pop look from the backstage universe of the Brazilian 80’s television, the film tells the incredible and surreal story of a man that whilst looking for his artistic value, finds his personal decay..
5 awards in various International Film Festivals
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Daniel Rezende was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Since early in his career he established himself as a prominent film editor, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work with Fernando Meirelles in “City of God’ (2001) and won a BAFTA Award and the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize for the same film. Rezende has edited more than 15 feature films, among them are “The Motorcycle Diaries” (2004) and ‘Dark Water” (2005) from Walter Salles, “The Year My Parents Went on Vacation” from Cao Hamburger, “Elite Squad” (2007), “Elite Squad 2” (2010) and “RoboCop” (2014) from José Padilha, “Blindness” (2008) and “360” (2011) from Fernando Meirelles and “The Tree of Life” (2011) directed by Terrence Malick. He started directing in 2008, with the praised short film “Blackout”, then went on to direct the TV series “Fora de Controle” (2012), HBO’s “The Man of Your Life” (2017) and most recently two episodes of Netflix’s “The Mechanism” (2018). “Bingo” is his debut as a feature film director.