ME, MY FATHER AND THE CARIOCAS – 70 Years of Music in Brazil

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Lucia Verissimo

Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 112min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Reel Music

What is the sound of Rio de Janeiro? For those who know that singular city’s musical vibe, the answer is undoubtedly The Cariocas, the legendary vocal group that popularized bossa nova. This documentary traces the history of modern Brazilian music through the evolution of The Cariocas, from its origins in the golden age of Radio Nacional to its vibrant present incarnation.

Directed by Lúcia Veríssimo, daughter of Cariocas conductor Severino Filho, Me, My Father and The Cariocas brims with intimate interviews that only a trusted insider could glean. Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso: Veríssimo’s subjects read like a who’s who of Brazilian music royalty, making this a vital artifact that will inform and inspire music lovers for years to come.


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Director: Lucia Verissimo
Producer: Lucia Verissimo
Screenwriter: Lucia Verissimo
Production Company: Canela Pro Art

Cinematographer: Lula Araujo
Editor: Leticia Giffoni

Lucia Verissimo

Lúcia Veríssimo is a Brazilian actress, singer and filmmaker. Her acting credits include Roda de Fogo (86), Terra Speranza (02) and América (05). Me, My Father and the Cariocas: 70 Years of Music in Brazil (17) is her directorial debut.

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