BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNINGS
East Coast Premiere
Original Title: Bingo: O Rei das Manhãs
Running Time: 108min
Film Year: 2017
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition
Bingo the clown is the wacky, loveable host of a hugely popular Brazilian television show, bringing laughter and joy to millions of children. Under the make-up and colorful costume, however, Bingo is Augusto Mendes, a man possessed by inner demons and an insatiable appetite for narcotics and sex.
A wild-ride of fiction based on the life of Arlindo Barreto, the Brazilian actor who was “Bozo The Clown”, Oscar-nominated editor Daniel Rezende’s feature directorial debut explores the outlandish discrepancies between Mendes’ public and private personas. Grounded in an electrifying lead performance from Vladimir Brichta, Bingo: The King of the Mornings is a shocking, endlessly fascinating whirl through the entertainment industry’s hedonistic excesses, and a richly detailed portrait of ambition, desperation and decadence.
Director: Daniel Rezende
Producer: Ariel Elia, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Guallane, Dan Klabin
Screenwriter: Luiz Bolognesi
Production Company: Gullane
Music: Beto Villares
Cinematographer: Lula Carvalho
Editor: Marcio Hashimoto