The Eighth Colour of the Rainbow (2004)

Sobre o filme

Joãozinho lives in the Vila de Nossa Senhora da Guia, in the municipality of Cuiabá, and is brought up by his grandmother, Dona Didinha. She adopted him after the boy`s father disappeared in a mine in Poconé and his mother found herself in a brothel in Várzea Grande. Very ill, and unable to get around, old Didinha brings her grandson up on a pittance of a pension and milk from their pet goat. One night, Joãozinho wakes up with his grandmother praying at an old oratory. She is praying that God take her for she can no longer bear the pain of her disease and the lack of money to buy medicine. Joãozinho hears this and comes to an important decision: to sell the goat and, with the money, buy the medicine his grandmother requires. So, hidden from his grandmother, he roams the streets of Vila do Guia and then of Cuiabá trying to sell the animal. In his wanderings, he discovers the ancient and the new architecture of the capital, personalities from the cultural and political life, and the good side and the bad side of the city.

Título original: A Oitava Cor Do Arco Íris

Ano: 2004

Duração: 80’ minutos

País: Brazil

Cor: Colorido


Roteiro: Amauri Tangará

Fotografia: André Luís Cunha

Elenco: Diego Borges, Pretinha

Produtor: Tati Mendes