Trapped inside a harsh reality, Nininho dreams of better days.
At 68 years old and living below the poverty line in Brazil, Vitor “Nininho” Queranza sits among the world’s best marathon runners. This short film is a tribute to his life, struggles and will to win, and a reflexion on suffering, solitude and failure, as it follows Nininho on the Boston Marathon in 2018, a game changer event on his career.
Hoping to achieve what he so longed waited for - to become a professional athlete - Nininho wonders about what victory actually means.
Shot in Mococa, Brazil and Boston, USA. 2018.
a film by Vira-Lata (Duran Sodré & Giordano Maestrelli).
directed by Vira-Lata
cinematography by Yuri Maranhão & Giordano Maestrelli
produced by The Youth
production coordination: Carol Cherobim
executive production: Eduardo Lubiazi
additional cinematography: Eduardo Azevedo
editing: Giordano Maestrelli
color grading: João Machado
post-production & comp: Rafael Werner
ost: Ramon Fassina & Stéfanos Pinkuss
sound: Toro Creative Audio
agency executive account: Tati Gayas
agency director: Bruno Lunardon
agency creative director: Rodrigo Poersch
thanks to Red Mamut Camera Rental, Iza Lubiazi and Mariana Meirelles.