2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Wednesday, March 18
2:30PM - 3:56PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Road


DOMINGUINHOS is an evocative and sensual portrait of legendary Brazilian composer, accordionist, and singer Dominguinhos, featuring rare archival footage and vibrant musical clips with internationally known artists including Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Hermeto Pascoal, Djavan and Nara Leao. Born into an impoverished yet musically gifted family, Dominguinhos was an accordion prodigy who became a master of musical genres, known for popularizing Brazilian music as well as his work in the genres of bossa nova, tropicalia, funk, jazz, and more. Dominguinhos was a Brazilian national treasure who became an international sensation and brought vibrant and joyous Brazilian music to the world.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 86min

Director: Joaquim Castro, Eduardo Nazarian, Mariana Aydar

Executive Producer: Deborah Osborn

Producer: Deborah Osborn, Gilberto Topczewski, Felipe Briso

Screenwriter: Di Moretti

Cinematographer: Pedro Urano and Tiago Tambelli

Editor: Joaquim Castro

Sound Designer: Joaquim Castro and Edson Secco

Additional Credits: Researcher: Eloá Chouzal

Principal Cast: Dominguinhos, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Hermeto Pascoal, Djavan, João Donato, Nara Leão, Nana Caymmi, Luiz Gonzaga


Joaquim Castro worked as cinematographer, editor and sound designer in the feature-documentaries Olho Nu (directed by Joel Pizzini), about the life of the musician Ney Matogrosso, and “Jards” (directed by Eryk Rocha).

Dominguinhos is the debut film from Eduardo Nazarian and Mariana Aydar.

Public Film Contact
Deborah Osborn
+ 55 11 30315850

Publicity Contact
Deborah Osborn



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