Lula, Son of Brazil

Film/Video

Images courtesy of New Yorker Films

Lula, Son of Brazil

Fábio Barreto, 2009

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

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)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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