Private Project

Porfírio do Amaral: the truth about the samba

Samba is the most popular and influential Brazilian musical expression. Porfírio do Amaral is the representation of the unknown samba artist.

More than a hybrid between fiction and documentary, 'Porfirio do Amaral - The Truth About Samba' is the boundary between a mockumentary and documentary, further reducing the boundary between fiction and reality.

  • Caio Rubens
  • Reinofy Duarte
  • Reinofy Duarte
    Executive Producer
  • Suzana Rezende
    Art Director
  • Arnold Diaz
    Director of photography
  • Napoleão Cunha
    Sound Director
  • Domínio Público Produções Artísticas LTDA
  • Victor Marinho
    Assistant Director
  • Caio Rubens
  • Luis Felipe
    Key Cast
    "Porfírio do Amaral"
  • Antônio Pitanga
    Key Cast
  • Guilherme Stadtler
    Key Cast
  • Letícia de Jesus Pereira
    Key Cast
    "Letícia do Amaral"
  • Chico Buarque de Holanda
    Key Cast
  • Elza Soares
    Key Cast
  • Carlinhos Brown
    Key Cast
  • Margareth Menezes
    Key Cast
  • Roberto Mendes
    Key Cast
  • Nelson Sargento
    Key Cast
  • Mario Perez
    Key Cast
  • Mateus Aleluia
    Key Cast
  • Ricardo Cravo Albin
    Key Cast
  • Roque Ferreira
    Key Cast
  • Alfredinho
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Porfírio do Amaral: a verdade sobre o samba
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    113,000 USD
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Distribution Information
  • Moro Filmes
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Caio Rubens

In 2008, he directed the short film "Good Night and See You Tomorrow” - winner of the Young Director Award at the XII Festival 5 Minutes (Brazil, 2008). For TV, he directed and edited two seasons of the series “Cinema Cycle” (2014, 2015) - aired on Arte1 and Box Brazil TV channels - and the series “Literature Cycle" (2016) and “Theater Cycle” (2016) - to be aired by TVE-BA in 2019 -, which make up the project "Cycle of Arts" by Domínio Público producer. He also edited the series “Culturama” (Daniel Lisboa, 2018), which will be shown on TVE-BA, and the series “Geek Tour Adventures” (Rodrigo Luna and Pedro Perazzo, 2019) on PlayTV. In 2019, he finished his first feature film, “Porfírio do Amaral: the truth about samba”, also by Domínio Público, which he directed and edited, and which will be distributed by Moro Filmes.

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