Synopsis

SYNOPSIS

Based on the book by Denise Paraná, Lula, Son of Brazil is a richly produced, deeply moving
story of the early years of Brazil’s most beloved president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Not to be
construed as a film about a politician, or a president, this is more to the point an incredible story
of perseverance, family, love, honor, resilience, heroism… a story so fantastic, that it could work
as fiction.

Born into extreme poverty in 1945, Lula was guided by a strong mother (Gl
ória Pires in an
award-winning performance as Dona Lindu) who faced overwhelming obstacles to raise her
children with the drive and courage to live life without fear. Lindu, who was abandoned by her
husband just before Lula’s birth, never wavered from her strict commitment to seeing that her
kids live a better life. She raised eight children on her own, and with an unbridled tenacity, she
saw to it that each child lived life to the fullest.

Lula spent the better part of his childhood growing up just outside of Santos, Brazil. When he
wasn’t in school, he helped support the family. He hustled — shining shoes, selling fruit,
working as a delivery boy… Life got better and, as fate would have it, he was soon accepted to
study at SENAI, a technical school from which he graduated in 1963. As a full-fledged member
of the union, Lula found his path to a life in politics. However it wasn’t until he experienced an
intense personal transformation following the startling death of his first wife and unborn son,
that Lula found the courage and ambition he needed to take full control of his destiny. This
“common man” who overcame incredible adversity would soon rise to become one of the
world’s most extraordinary men.

By 2010, Time Magazine had declared Lula one of the “Most Influential People in the World” and
Forbes ranked him as “One of the World’s Most Powerful People.” He was named the “Man of
the Year” by Le Monde and El Pais, and Esquire hailed him as “One of the Most Influential People
of the 21st Century.”

Lula, Son of Brazil is directed by Fábio Barreto and produced by his sister Paula Barreto for L.C.
Barreto, the legendary film production company started by their parents in 1961. The film was
chosen as Brazil’s entry to the 2011 Academy Awards.

FILMMAKERS

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LC BARRETO
FILMES DO EQUADOR
INTERVÍDEO DIGITAL
GLOBO FILMES
LOCALL
TELEIMAGE
ESPAÇO Z
FÁBIO BARRETO
PAULA BARRETO
ROMULO MARINHO JR.
DANIEL TENDLER
DENISE PARANÉ
FERNANDO BONASSI
MARCELO SANTIAGO
GUSTAVO HADBA
CLÓVIS BUENO
CRISTINA CAMARGO
LETÍCIA GIFFONI
SÉRGIO PENNA
CRISTIANO MACIEL
ALESSANDRO LAROCA
ANTÔNIO PINTO
JAQUES MORELENBAUM
Based on the book Lula, O Filho do Brasil by Denise Paraná
CAST

Lula
Mrs. Lindu
Lurdes
Marisa Letí­ca
Aristides
Teacher
Mr. Cristóvão
Mr. Élvaro
Cláudio Feitosa
Ziza
Vavá
Lambari
Geraldão
Arnaldo
Dr. Miguel
Lula at 7 years old
Lula at 15 years old
Lambari at 15 years old
Lurdes at 13 years old
Jaime
Journalist
Dona Mocinha
Tosinho
Marinete
Tiana
RUI RICARDO DIAZ
GLÓRIA PIRES
CLÉO PIRES
JULIANA BARONI
MILHEM CORTAZ
LUCÉLIA SANTOS
ANTÔNIO PITANGA
CELSO FRATESCHI
MARCOS CESANA
SÓSTENES VIDAL
ANTONIO SABOIA
CLAYTON MARIANO
EDUARDO ACAIABE
MARAT DESCARTES
NEI PIACENTINI
FELIPE FALANGA
GUILHERME TORTOLIO
LUCCAS PAPP
VANESSA BIZARRO
MAICON GOUVEIA
FERNADO ALVEZ PINTO
RAYANA CARVALHO
JONAS MELO
MARIAH TEIXEIRA
FERNANDA LARANJEIRA