Following the success of its first screening, this past month, Queer Lisboa is back at Espaço Nimas on the 28th March with the feature The Famous and the Dead (Brazil, France, 2009, 95'), directed by Esmir Filho.
The Brazilian filmmaker has already been part of the Queer Lisboa Film Festival with the screening of his short film "Something like That", a recipient of the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.
Distributed in Portugal by Alambique, this is Esmir Filho's debut feature and it tells the story of Tambourine, a 16-year-old boy living in a small town in southern Brazil. A fan of Bob Dylan, Tambourine indulges himself in the Internet, dreaming of a road trip that will lead him to his idols' concert. In this trip, he is tormented by the ghost of a girl he saw committing suicide. "The Famous and the Dead" won the best feature film award at the Rio Film Festival in 2009.
Apart from the huge viral success that his video Tapa na Pantera, directed with some friends from college, achieved on YouTube, Esmir Filho has been highly acknowledged in the International Film Festival circuit and is already considered one of the great new talents in Brazilian Cinema.
Tickets are on sale for the sole price of 4 euros.