CineLatino: Lula, Son of Brazil

Directed by Fábio Barreto (Brazil, 2009)

Part of the Spring 2012 Cine Latino Series

February 8, 2012

"Lula, Son of Brazil" trailer


Brazil’s submission to the 2011 Academy Awards chronicles the arduous transformation of a penniless child of the slums to a man on the brink of greatness. Adapted from Denise Parana’s biography of the same name, “Lula, Son of Brazil” is a tribute to Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, who rose from the poverty of northeastern Brazil to become president of the world’s fifth most populous nation. 130 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles.