Three days in the life of a young clarinetist (Fernando Alves Pinto), who is in love with a violinist (Vera Zimmerman), but can't get her attention. In the first day he feels alone and ... See full summary »

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Vera Holtz ...
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Walderez de Barros
Sérgio Mamberti
Carlos Moreno
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Three days in the life of a young clarinetist (Fernando Alves Pinto), who is in love with a violinist (Vera Zimmerman), but can't get her attention. In the first day he feels alone and frail; in the second day what was supposed to be pleasant becomes a nightmare; in the third day he finally achieves fulfillment through music and helps a pianist (Vera Holtz) who is rehearsing for a concert. These three days correspond to a three movement sonata - the director (Lina Chamie) is a musician, so she imprinted a musical structure to her movie, with few dialogs and poetic images. It's a movie for music lovers. Written by CeciliaWolf

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In 1996, with only two weeks of filming, actor Fernando Alves Pinto suffered an accident and was in comma for a week, leaving it with a damaged memory. During his recovery, his bigger stimulus was the clarinet lessons given by director Lina Chamie herself. In 1999, now fully recovered, filming resumed and then concluded. See more »

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A film in harmony with classical music
21 June 2001 | by (São Paulo, Brasil) – See all my reviews

This is a film by a classical musician-turned-film maker. In this, her first feature length film, Lina Chamie shares her common view of cinema and music; that is, as art forms where both occur during a given span of time and where both are marked by rhythm.

In this film, the director seals the union of the two art forms-film & music, (1) in its plot: basically, three days in the life of a young male clarinet player & (2)in its structure-set in three scenes or is it three movements of an orchestral arrangement? The young musician's story overlaps with a story of artistic creativity.

The movie achieves its goal of comparing music and movies to a great degree. This is a poetic film, one with little dialogue, and lots of music and imagery. However, this is not at all negative. or boring. The film features beautiful symphonic music from the likes of Schubert and Bach.


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