At sunset, love songs resound in the gardens of Rio de Janeiro. A musical journey to the heart of a human community, a hymn to life in the form of a serenade.
At sunset, love songs resound in the public gardens of the Palácio do Catete, the former official residence of Brazil's president. An improvised orchestra accompanies a group of elderly people aged between 70 and 100 who sing to purify their souls and celebrate together the joy of being alive to the rhythm of a Brazilian serenade. In a frenetic world, marked by the digital divide between generations and social strata, gathering in the square to sing may seem like an unimportant gesture. But it can also become a transformative act. Sérgio Tréfaut's attentive gaze immortalizes a group of elderly people who confront individualism with the power of music.
Awarded Best Music Documentary at Fipadoc 2022.
Screening and talk with the director of the film
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"A documentary that poetically portrays the essence of serestas (...) This tender, thoughtful and curious gaze allows the spectator to naturally dive in these thrilling gatherings of people"— Teresa Vieira - Cineuropa