Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening
A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil’s greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas, starring Rodrigo Santoro, one of Brazil’s most talented and famous actors. Santoro was Raul Castro, in Steve Soderbergh’s CHE, was also in LION’S DEN by Pablo Trapero and starred in NOT BY CHANCE (DFS 7/18/2009). He was in other major films such as, “I Love You Phillip Morris” with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, ‘300’ as Xerces, Fox Searchlights’ ‘The Post Grad Survival Guide’ with Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett, and the Emmy award-winning LOST. HELENO also stars Angie Cepeda, one of Colombian’s well known actresses.
FESTIVALS: Toronto International Film Festival, Calgary Latin Wave Film Festival, Canada; Brapeq Brazilian Film Festival, China; International Film Festival, Panama; Paris Brazilian Film Festival, France; Cartagena Film Festival, Colombia; Miami International Film Festival, Sonoma Valley Film Festival, Newport Beach International Film Festival, USA
AWARDS: Havana Film Festival, Best Actor,; Lima Latin American Film Festival, Best Actor, Rodrigo Santoro; Prêmio Contigo Cinema, Brazil, Jury Prize, Best Actor, Rodrigo Santoro, Best Actress, Aline Moraes, Best Cinematography, Walter Carvalho
“Rodrigo Santoro [delivers a] bravura performance in the title role.” – Variety
“A powerful, impressionistic, black-and-white portrait of a self-destructive Brazilian footballer that achieves real poignancy in his downfall.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“…There is little question that with the ball at his feet, Heleno was one of the game’s most learned scholars.” – FIFA.com
Director: José Henrique Fonseca
Writer: Fernando Castets
Runtime: 116 min.
Genre: Biography | Drama
Distributor: KMT Global Films
Language: Portuguese w/English subtitles
Rating: R for sexuality, drug content and some language
Starring: Rodrigo Santoro (CHE, I Love You Phillip Morris, The 300), Angie Cepeda and Aline Moraes
Official website w/Trailer: http://www.kmtglobalfilms.com/heleno/