Who Killed Pixote?

Duration: 110'

Production date: 1996

 

CAST:

 

Cassiano Carneiro as Fernando

Luciana Rigueira as Cida

Joana Fomm as Josefa

Tuca Andrada as Cafu

Sávio Pinheiro as Kiko

Roberto Bomtempo as Lobato

Carol Machado as Ana Lúcia

Maria Luiza Mendonça as Malu

Antônio Abujamra

Paulo Betti

Lúcia Dahl

Antônio Petrim

Anselmo Vasconcelos

Thiago Vidal

Orlando Vieira

 

CREW:

 

Director: José Joffily

Screenplay: Jorge Durán e Paulo Halm

Executive Producer: Alvarina de Souza Lima

Cinematography: Nonato Estrela

Sound: José Louzeiro

Production Design: Cláudio Amaral Peixoto

Costume Design: Maria Diaz

Editor: Vera Freire

Soundtrack: David Tygel e Maurício Maestro

Based on the novel written by Cida Vênancio (Fernando’s wife) - Pixote Nunca Mais - and José Louzeiro's - Pixote, a Lei do Mais Fraco - Quem Matou Pixote? tells the life’s story of Fernando, who played the role of the homeless boy in Pixote, by Hector Barbaceno. After the massive success, Fernando never made a name for himself again, even after the struggle of being named a child prodigy. Frustrated, he becomes involved with crimes. Continuously remembered for his intuitive role, Fernando lived Pixote until his murder in August 1987.

 

 

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:

 

*Gramado's Film Festival: Best Film - Popular Jury, Best Film - Oficial Jury, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music e Best Cinematography;

 

*Habana Film Festival: Best Actor;

 

*Cartagena Film Festival: Best Actor and Best Actress;

 

*Biarritz Film Festival; Rotterdam Film Festival; Huelva Film Festival; Chicago Film Festival; Montreal Film Festival e Puerto Rico Fil Festival.