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Lula, Son of Brazil

Film/Video

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Lula, Son of Brazil
Fábio Barreto, 2009
Sat, May 5, 2012 7 PM
Lula, Son of Brazil—Brazil’s entry for the 2010 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and one of the most expensive Brazilian films ever made—tells the extraordinary and inspiring story of the country’s beloved outgoing President, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva.

Chronicling his family’s origins in extreme poverty and his increasing interest and involvement in Brazilian trade unions, the film charts Lula’s rise from shoe-shine boy to become “one of the most influential people of the 21st century” (Esquire). Glória Pires gives a standout performance as Dona Lindu, Lula’s mother. (128 mins., 35mm)

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