directed by Marcio Debellian
Original title: Fevereiros
2017 | 74 min. | colour | documentary | DCP | Subtitles in English
Co-Presented by Lula Lounge


Sunday, November 4th – 2:00pm

Mangueira was the champion of the 2016 carnival competition with its tribute to Maria Bethânia. This documentary highlights the peculiar religiosity of the singer, who is a devoted Catholic and candomblé follower. It delves into the construction of this carnival, from the sketches of the first images to the parades on the street. The film follows Maria Bethânia to the Bahia’s Recôncavo basin, as she engages in familial and religious environments and takes part of celebrations in her hometown, Santo Amaro. It portrays the universe that inspired the lyrics and unveiling some influences that the Recôncavo had in Rio’s samba.

Interviews with Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Mabel Velloso, Leandro Vieira, Pai Pote, Squel Jorgea, Luiz Antonio Simas, Chico Buarque, Pai Gilson, Julia Basbaum, Nina Basbaum

– Script: Diana Vasconcellos and Marcio Debellian
– Editing: Diana Vasconcellos, ABC
– Direction og Photography: Miguel Vassy and Pedro von Krüger
– Original Soundtrack: Domenico Lancelloti and Bruno di Lullo
– Sound: Denilson Campos
– Production: Daniel Nogueira and Marcio Debellian


– Rio International Film Festival 2017
– Mimo Festival 2017 (Rio de Janeiro and Olinda)
– Atlantidoc 2017, Uruguay
– International Festival of Audiovisual Programmes (Biarritz, France)
– Uruguay International Film Festival 2018
– 1st Brazilian Film Festival of the Congo (2018)
– Industry Library at the 49th Vision du Reel, Switzerland
– 10th In Edit Brazil
– 13th CINE-OP (Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais)
– 4th Brazilian Film Week – Cineteca Nacional de México
– Focal Festival (Nice, France)
– In-Edit Salvador
– Porto – Cinema Trindade (MIMO)
– Amarante (MIMO)
– Cine São Jorge – 1st Brazilian Film Festival of Lisbon
– SANFIC, Chile
– Miami Brazilian Film Festival
– In-Edit BH
– Paris – European Heritage Days
– In-Edit Barcelona
– Brazilian Film Festival of Bari, Italy
– Filmar Latin America, Switzerland
– Brazilian Film Festival of Paris 2018

– Honorable Mention by the Official Jury – Ibero American Competitive Track – Uruguay International Film Festival 2018
– Best Film by the Official Jury – 10th In Edit Brazil