The Violin Teacher
2015, Brazil, 102’, Color, Portuguese
Director: Sergio Machado
Cast: Elzio Vieira, Fernandade Freitas, Lázaro Ramos, Sandra Corveloni, Kaique de Jesus
From famed director Sergio Machado, maker of “LOWER CITY,” winner of countless awards, comes a film about an amateur orchestra with unshakable belief in the power of love and hope.
Laerte, a talented violinist, has to give music lessons to teenagers at Heliópolis’ public school after failing to be admitted to the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra. Despite the difficulties, the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the professor and his students open the doors to a new world.