Bingo:The King Of The Mornings

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Director: Daniel Rezende
Cast: Vladimir Brichta, Leanda Leal, Caua Martins, Augusto Madeira, Taina Muller
Genre: Drama, Biography
Language: English & Portuguese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Brazil 2017 113 mins.
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and BAFTA submission
Released by Miracle Comms

Augusto (Vladimir Brichta) is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50’s. While starring in soft porn and soap operas he finally gets the chance to conquer the crowds when he is cast as “BINGO”, a television host clown. With his irreverent humour and natural talent, the show is a big hit, but a clause on his contract forbids him to reveal his true identity. Augusto becomes an anonymous celebrity. With makeup on, he brings happiness to children across the country but not to his own son Gabriel, that sees his father distancing himself in search of recognition. Filled with irony and humour and an exaggerated pop look from the backstage universe of the Brazilian 80’s television, the film tells the incredible and surreal story of a man that whilst looking for his artistic value, finds his personal decay.

Director Daniel Rezende said: "It is not easy to define "Bingo" by picking out only one matter. Essentially it is about a personal search for recognition, about a man's quest to find his place in the spotlight that ends up hidden behind a mask. There's something very contemporary in this topic, we all want to be recognised by our parents, by our sons, our friends. But it is also a film about the relationship between father and son. The protagonist is in such a crazy hunt to be recognised as an artist that he ends up distancing himself from his son. He is on TV, making a lot of children laugh every day, but not his own."

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Friday, December 15, 2017 (All day)