Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening
COLEGAS (BUDDIES) is a road movie that shows the simple things in life in a poetic light through the eyes of three young people with Down Syndrome, who love movies and work at the video library of the institution where they have always lived. Inspired by the movie “Thelma & Louise”, they decide to run away using the gardener’s old car to have a freedom experience.
They travel to uncommon places in search for three simple wishes: Stalone wants to see the sea, Aninha looks for a husband and Marcio needs to fly. During this search, they embark on several adventures as if life was just a children’s play. … Summary written by Aleksandra Zakartchouk.
Writer|Director: Marcelo Galvão
Runtime: 103 mins.
Genre: Adventure | Comedy
Language: Portuguese w/English Subtitles
Starring: Ariel Goldenberg, Rita Pokk, Breno Viola
FESTIVALS: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, Amazonas Film Festival; USA: Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin, TX; Red Rock Film Festival, UT; 11th Brazilian Film Festival of New York, Brazilian Film Series Chicago, LABRFF – Los Angeles,
– Winner of Best Script – Paulinia’s Film Festival
– Winner of Best Film – Gramado Film Festival
– Winner of Best Art Direction – Gramado Film Festival
– Winner of Best Film – Audience award at São Paulo International Film Festival
– Winner of Best Film – Young audience award at São Paulo International Film Festival
– Winner of Best Film – Audience award at Trieste Latin Film Festival
– Winner of Best Film – International Disability Film Festival Breaking Down Barriers – Moscow/Russia
– Winner of Best Film (popular jury) – Festin (Portugal)
– Winner – Brazilian Film Festival of New York- Special Commendation (oficial jury) – Festin (Portugal)
– Winner of Best Director, Best Script, Best Editing, Best Soundtrack and Special Comendation – Anápolis Film Festival (Brasil)
– Special Commendation – Gramado International Film Festival
Official Site Brazil: https://www.facebook.com/colegasofilme
Trailer (in Portuguese, no Subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpqjVpX2IfQ