Narcissus Off Duty

Narciso Em Férias

Greek Premiere

Fifty years after his 1968 arrest by Brazil’s military dictatorship, Tropicália legend Caetano Veloso looks back at this experience, reflecting on traumas past and present. An intimate portrait of the artist’s incarceration as he recalls painful memories and performs songs that marked his imprisonment is at the same time a delicate study on storytelling, with an austere quality: just one man sitting cross-legged on a chair in front of a concrete wall – prompts us to exclude all that is unnecessary in order to concentrate on the essential. In the words of the executive producer of the film, director João Moreira Sales, “one must refrain from movement; one must be quiet and listen. The telling is all.”

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Direction: Renato Terra, Ricardo Calil
Script: Renato Terra, Ricardo Calil
Cinematography: Fernando Young
Editing: Henrique Alqualo, Jordana Berg
Sound: Valéria Ferro
Music: Caetano Veloso
Production: Uns Produções e Filmes
Producers: Paula Lavigne
Co-production: VideoFilmes Produções Artísticas LTDA
Co-producers: Maria Bruno
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Brazil
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 83'
Contact: VideoFilmes Produções Artísticas LTDA

Renato Terra

Filmography

2010 A Night in 67 (co-direction)
2016 I am Carlos Imperial (co-direction)
2020 Narciso em férias | Narcissus of Duty (co-direction)

Ricardo Calil

Filmography

2010 A Night in 67 (co-direction)
2016 I am Carlos Imperial (co-direction)
2020 Narciso em férias | Narcissus of Duty (co-direction)