Private Project

The Ninth Life of Gualdino

By the end of an incredible life full of adventure, misfortune and surreal accomplishments, a self-taught drummer, exalted to jazz legend among the community for having introduced to the stage dozens of inexperienced young people acclaimed today in the music industry, suffers a stroke. At first, half of his body is paralyzed, but his stubbornness is overpowering. The mission is ambitious: to regain full movement, play the drums once again, introduce one last singer and return to Paris, where he played with Nina Simone and lived under a bridge.

  • Filipe Araújo
  • Filipe Araújo
  • Filipe Araújo
  • Renata Mayumi
  • Gualdino Barros
    Key Cast
  • Filipe Melo
    Key Cast
  • Dany Silva
    Key Cast
  • Joana Espadinha
    Key Cast
  • Margarida Amaral
    Key Cast
  • Bernardo Moreira
    Key Cast
  • Bruno Santos
    Key Cast
  • Maria Viana
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Sétima Vida de Gualdino
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 EUR
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    Digital (HD)
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  • Cinemateca Portuguesa - Portuguese House of Cinema
    Lisbon, Portugal
    March 13, 2014
    Portuguese premire
  • 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    March 14, 2014
    International premiere
    Official Selection
  • 5th SPFF
    Starigrad Paklenica, Croatia
    August 5, 2014
    Croatian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • MUVI Lisboa
    Lisbon, Portugal
    September 5, 2014
    Grand Prize Award
  • RTP2
    April 5, 2014
    TV Premiere
  • Temps d'Images
    November 15, 2014
    Best Portuguese Film
  • Fest A'Film
    Montpellier, France
    December 20, 2014
    French Premiere
  • Tartu World Film Festival
    Tartu, Estonia
    March 16, 2015
    Baltic Premiere
    Main Program
  • San Francisco Film Awards
    San Francisco, USA
    Award of Excellence
Director Biography - Filipe Araújo

Co-founder of the production company Blablabla Media, Filipe Araújo is a Portuguese film director, scriptwriter and independent producer from Lisbon, Portugal, with a ten years' experience in journalism. Up to day, his work in film was distinguished with three first prizes, one honorable mention, two nominations to "Best film on art" [Temp d'Images, 2011 and 2014], dozens of participations in international festival's Official Selections and showings in venues such as Casa del Cinema (Rome, Italy), Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain), Filmoteca Española (Madrid, Spain) or the Unesco's Universal Culture Forum (Monterrey, Mexico).

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