30.09. - 09.10.2021

Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica Brazil, France 2012 | 92 min | OV | Colour | FF 2013

Marcelo Gomes

Marcelo Gomes (*1963) comes from Recife in Brazil and won an award at Cannes in 2004 for his debut film Cinema, Aspirin and Vultures in the series Un Certain Regard. Once upon a time was I, Verônica is his third film.

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Everything is going according to plan for Verônica. She's just finished her medical studies and is working in the psychiatric department of a hospital in Recife. But the young doctor is full of doubt, about her job and her relationships with men. She has lots of affairs that quench her thirst and anaesthetize her inner emptiness, but do not touch her emotionally. The only person who can move her is her ill father. When he feels his end approaching, he asks his daughter a favour: she should please find the love of her life before he dies. To fulfill his wish, Verônica makes herself her own patient in the search for herself and her feelings for others.
Original title: Era uma vez eu, Verônica
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Portuguese
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Marcelo Gomes
Screenplay: Marcelo Gomes
Cast: Hermila Guedes, W. J. Solha, João Miguel
Producer: João Vieira Jr., Sara Silveira, Maria Ionescu
Director of Photography: Mauro Pinheiro Jr.
Music: Tomaz Alves Souza, Karina Buhr
Production Design: Marcos Pedroso
Editor: Karen Harley
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Urban Distribution International
Production: Dezenove Som E Imagens Producoes; REC; Urban Factory


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