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As Melhores Coisas do Mundo (“The Best Things in the World”) (2010)

A film by Laís Bodanzky about a fifteen‐year old boy and his rites of passage.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011
7:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall 1409

Mano and his brother Pedro lead fun-loving lives until they learn their parents are getting a divorce. The anguish of their parents’ separation becomes more difficult when they discover their father is gay. Deeply affected by the changes at home, Mano must also deal with the challenge of being popular at school, having sex for the first time, the discovery of love and a snooping classmate’s destructive gossip blog. The arrival of adulthood brings with it overwhelming difficulties and a major transformation in the way Mano sees the world. 

100 Minutes | In Portuguese with English Subtitles

Click here to watch the trailer



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Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: AsMelhoresCoisas-tl-kur.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies, Consulate General of Brazil - Los Angeles

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