The film presents the story and some of the world wide famous works produced by the invented Brazilian visual artist Max Uber. Max Uber is highly influenced by the artworks of Andy Warhol and, after sampling, copying and selling many of Warhol’s works, he decides to start his own international contemporary artist career.
Brazilian Premiere: 42 Festival de Cinema de Gramado - Competitive Shorts Screenings.
Prize: Best Short Film - Popular Juri - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2014.
A short film by Cecília Torquato and André Amparo.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 05 min, 2003.
Original format: DV. Stereo.
During the shooting of a documentary film, the
photographer has a little accident and her leg gets
stuck. That makes the whole town of Malacacheta, in
the countryside of Brazil, stop to see it. Everybody
has an idea to solve the problem but nothing seems to
help. Not until Dona Rita shows up.
Original language: Brazilian Portuguese with English subtitles.
Photography and camera: André Amparo
Edition: Cecília Torquato
Sound edition: Cecília Torquato
Music: Cecília Torquato
Production: André Amparo, Marcelo Henrique, Gibi Cardoso
Executive production: André Amparo
Production company: Catraca Filmes
Direction and screenplay: André Amparo
Production: André Amparo, Gibi Cardoso, Marcelo Henrique
Photography: André Amparo, Cecília Torquato, Lelé Luiza.
Editing: André Amparo.
Cast: Coió and his family.
During the 80’s over 400 hand-made parabolic antennas – the Coiobolics - were sold by Coio’ in the Northeast of Minas Gerais, Brazil. State-of-the-art technology, from his native town Malacacheta to the rest of the world.
Int. non-exclusive distribution: E-Flux New York.
Terras em Trânsito – Contemporary Video from Brazil (Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2005).
Experimentos Tropicais – Museo Rufino Tamayo (Cidade do México, 2004).
Short film competitions:
Video Reporter Award 2005 (Bauhaus - Universität Weimar. Fakultät Medien, Germany),
Festival de Paris do Cinema Brasileiro (Paris, France, 2005 – 2nd prize),
Festival do Rio (Rio de Janeiro, 2004),
Festival Internacional de Seul (Seul, Coréia do Sul, 2004),
21o World Wide Vídeo Festival (Amsterdam, Holanda, 2004),
Cine Esquema Novo (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 2004),
9o Festival Internacional de Curtas do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2003),
Fluxus 2003 - 4o. Festival Internacional de Cinema na Internet.
Brazilian broadcast at TV Cultura and Canal Brasil.