Educação sentimental

  • 84'
  • Brazil
  • 2013
A chance encounter brings together Áurea, a middle-aged teacher, and and Áureo, a young man. Áurea immediately tells the Greek myth of Endymion, a handsome young shepherd for whom the Moon Goddess yearns. She decides to come to Earth to kiss him, after which Zeus puts him to sleep for ever as punishment.
Áureo listens attentively to the stories the woman tells him. In her home, she tells him about her past as a writer, about her father and mother and about the loneliness in her life.
Sentimental Education is in fact one long monologue in which Áurea talks and then wordlessly dances or moves around the house. Júlio Bressane, a veteran of Brazilian experimental cinema, uses a theatrical setting to tackle themes such as art, spirituality and love. Despite the static tone, there’s also a lighter side. In the final scenes, the surprising past of the silent young man is revealed and the long series of out-takes at the end of the film show the fun side of making it.



Director
Júlio Bressane
Country of production
Brazil
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
84'
Medium
35mm
International title
Sentimental Education
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Marcello Maia
Production Company
Republica Pureza Filmes
Sales
Republica Pureza Filmes
Screenplay
Rosa Maria Dias, Júlio Bressane
Cinematography
Walter Carvalho, Pablo Baião
Editor
Rodrigo Lima
Production Design
Moa Batsow
Sound Design
Vampiro, Damião Lopes
Music
Guilherme Vaz
Cast
Josie Antello, Bernardo Marinho