MONSTRA Festival

Feature Film Competition 1 - They Shot the Piano Player


11 March | CINEMA SÃO JORGE | 21:30
Original Version and subtitled in Portuguese and English
Country: SPAIN, PORTUGAL, FRANCE, PERU, NETHERLANDS Year: 2023 Duration: 103 mins.
A New York journalist (voiced by Jeff Goldblum) embarks on an investigation to uncover the truth behind the tragic and mysterious disappearance of the young Brazilian virtuoso pianist Tenório Jr., giving rise to a narrative journey that simultaneously celebrates the era of Brazilian Bossa Nova and the creative freedom that characterized the roots of this movement. Set against the contrasting brutality of the dictatorial regimes that emerged in Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s, the story unfolds.
Direction: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal
Writers: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal
Production: Cristina Huete, Serge Laloand, Sophie Cabon, Bruno Felix, Janneke van der Kerkhof, Femke Wolling, Humberto Santana
Animation: Carlos León Sancha
Distribution: Films4you