Marighella

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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Resist Revolt Reform
¡Viva el Cine!
Country:Brazil
Year:2019
Running Time:155 min.
Language:Portuguese
Director:Wagner Moura
Producer:Bel Berlinck
Andrea Barata Ribeiro
Wagner Moura
Fernando Meirelle
Screenwriter:Felipe Braga
Wagner Moura
Cinematographer:Adrian Teijid
Editor:Lucas Gonzag
Cast:Seu Jorge
Bruno Gagliasso
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos
Humberto Carrao
Bella Camero
Adriana Esteves
Print Source:O2 Filmes
Note Writer:Elliott Breeden

Description

Carlos Marighella remains one of Brazil's most divisive historical figures: a politician, writer, and Marxist insurrectionist. During the military coup of 1964 and subsequent right-wing dictatorship, Marighella fought against the destruction of human rights, leaving his wife and child behind to pursue a revolution in the streets that would ultimately lead to his bloody assassination. Marighella is a searing biopic depicting the guerilla fighter's rise to public enemy number one as a brutal government hunts him down. The raw central performance by charismatic actor and musician Seu Jorge (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) anchors the drama with an emotional intensity. The directorial debut of acclaimed actor Wagner Moura (best known as Pablo Escobar on Narcos), Marighella is a punchy, no-holds-barred film that is already controversial in its native Brazil. Amidst the current re-ascendance of far-right authoritarianism, Marighella’s message is both urgent and timely.

EXPECTED GUEST: Director Wagner Moura

Additional Information

Wagner Moura was born in Salvador, Bahia in 1976. In 2007, he starred in Jose´ Padilha’s Elite Squad, who won that year’s Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2015, Moura played Pablo Escobar in Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Narcos, garnering both him and the show Golden Globe® nominations. In 2018, he produced and starred in the titular role of Sergio, a Netflix original about Brazilian UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed in Iraq in 2003. Moura and his wife Sandra Delgado, a Brazilian photographer and documentarian, reside both in Los Angeles with their three sons, Bem, Salvador, and Jose´. Marighella is Moura’s feature directing debut.