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MALU ON A BICYCLE  

By Flávio Ramos Tambellini 

Awards & Festivals:
Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival 2010 (in comptetition)
Paulinia Film Festival Brazil (Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress)
Goiania Film Festival Brazil (Best Sound)
 

Genre: Romance

Synopsis:
Luiz Mario, a São Paulo night-club impresario and a classic bon vivant, is an avid collector of love affairs. He is surrounded by all types of women, with whom he has torrid flings, but he is never able to emotionally involve himself. Until one day, while passing by Rio de Janeiro, he falls head-over-heels for beautiful Malu, who practically runs him over on her bike while riding down the beach bike path. The couple’s fervent romance is abruptly thrown into disarray when an enigmatic love letter is discovered. From then on, the story between the two lovers is turned upside-down. Luiz Mario is consumed by jealousy and his emotions slowly seep into his relationship, destroying everything. Has he already found the love of his life or is he cheated like he cheated before?  

Cast:
Luiz: Marcelo Serrado
Malu: Fernanda de Freitas
Sueli: Marjorie Estiano
Cássio: Otávio Martins
Mari: Daniela Galli
Cris: Maria Manoella
Segurança: Marcos Cesana  

Director Biography:
Flávio R. Tambellini, born in Sao Paulo, formed in economy and sociology. After a short film and the documentaries “Paraty: Mistérios” and “Visões do Paraíso: A mata Atlântica vista por Tom Jobim”, he directed his first feature film “Bufo & Spallanzani”. Among others he produced award wining “Me you them”, “Janela da Alma” and “The Oyster and the Wind” and co-produced “Carandiru” and “Cazuza”. Tambellini’s production company is introducing “Pro Dia Nascer Feliz” by João Jardim and finishing “Slightly Out Of Tune” (“Os Desafinados”) by Walter Lima Jr. and “Mutum” by Sandra Kogut. 

Crew:
Art director: Zé Luca
Cinematography: Gustavo Hadba
Editor: Quito Ribeiro, Sergio Mekler
Writer: Marcello Rubens Paiva, Joao Avelino
Sound: Bruno Mazzeo, Àlvaro Correia
Sound Mix: Eduardo Pop
Music: Dado Villa-Lobos
Production company: Tambellini Filmes
Producers: Flávio Ramos Tambellini  


Technical Information:
Original Title: Malu de Bicicleta / 35mm / Colour / 90 min / Portuguese with English subtitles / Brazil 2010 

News & Reviews

  • ScreenDaily - 04 October 2010

    "Malu On A Bicycle might offer no real surprises in its tale of romance, love and jealousy, but it is delightfully performed (especially by Fernanda De Freitas asMalu) and set against impressive Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo locations. It has acertain charm and could interest distribs and certainly deserves to feature infilm festivals."

     

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