Cine Rincão is a short film made by the Brasilian director Fernando Grostein Andrade for COLORS With Love. Cine Rincão tells the story of Paulo Eduardo, a 27-year-old from Osasco, a town near São Paolo, who survived a gunfight that broke out while he was in a café. With the support of Criar Institute, Paulo, who is a film fan, founded Cine Rincão, a cinema where children can enjoy the wonderful world of films, safe from drug traffickers and street violence.
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SINOPSYS. A short film based on true facts, “Cine Rincão” tells the story of Paulo Eduardo, of Oscasco, Brasil, who at 15 years of age was shot in the chest and somehow managed to survive. He was the son of northeastern immigrants who made their way to São Paulo in search of opportunities and settled in illegally habituated property. Paulo may have had a simple childhood, but it was full of dreams and aspirations. Through life he participated in different social projects which helped mold his future. At the “Criar Institute of TV, Film and New Media”, Paulo Eduardo developed his potential and finally found his true calling and profession. He became an editor, class supervisor and a market professional. He also discovered that he could transform the reality of others just like him by using audio-visual tools.
COMMENTS ABOUT THE FILM. It has been a great honor collaborating with COLORS. At first when I received the invitation, I couldn’t even believe it was real, I thought it might have been some sort of mistake. Later when I realized it was a serious proposal I felt almost reluctant to collaborate with a magazine that I was such a fan of, from a country and culture that I am even more a fan of - Italy, the land of my dear stepfather. I believe that alongside Fabrica, COLORS is a revered reference of tendencies, concepts and art for artists around the world. Finding the right story to tell wasn’t easy. They were asking for a hopeful ending and for emotion. It was a huge challenge finding someone who was not only a gunshot victim, but also learned from their ordeal and decided to contribute back to society. As soon as I learned of Paulo Eduardo’s story I was fascinated. I saw it as a “Cinema Paradiso” set in the outskirts of São Paulo - which has no shortage of bars, booze, gunshots and violence yet so little culture (especially movie theaters). I was fascinated how someone born in difficult circumstances, who later faced even greater difficulties, was capable of transforming his pain and suffering into a declaration of love to children and cinema. The next challenge was how to tell this story, I hate talking head documentaries. The main problem was that the Cine Rincão no longer exists and Paulo has now grown up and is a mature professional of the São Paulo audiovisual industry. So I decided to recreate the story, without losing sight of the harsh, tough reality behind it, which in my opinion are the ingredients of COLORS Magazine. Only after a phone call with Paulo and after seeing pictures of the original Cine Rincão, did I realize that in order to truly appreciate the beauty of those pictures we needed to dive into Paulo’s life story. So the idea was to recreate the story using Paulo’s real voice as a guide, so that at the end of the film when we reveal the real Paulo, we can appreciate the strength, emotion and brilliance of his work in the pictures of the real Cine Rincão. Fernando Grostein Andrade
BIOGRAPHY OF THE FILM DIRECTOR Fernando Grostein Andrade, 30, is a director, director of photography, editor, screenwriter, producer and co-founder of the production company Spray Filmes. Most recently he directed “Breaking the Taboo”, which discusses alternative policies to the failed war against drugs and has the former president of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso as the anchor. With testimonies from notable figures such as Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Paulo Coelho, Drauzio Varella, Gael Garcia Bernal the film also features 4 former heads of states from Colombia, Switzerland, Norway and Mexico. The feature film had ample repercussion in Brazil, causing debates within the press, schools and even in the Brazilian congress. A result of extensive research, including 178 interviews, “Breaking the Taboo” was filmed in 18 cities around the world, from the poppy fields in the jungles of Colombia, to the coffee shops of Amsterdam and the American capitol. In 2003, Fernando embarked on a trip with the famous Brazilian composer and singer, Caetano Veloso, to São Paulo, New York and Japan. During 42 days, he documented the singers uneasiness with the warm reception to his English international album, revealing a never before seen profile of the man from Bahia. The documentary also counts on the participation of notable personalities such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Pedro Almodovar and David Byrne. Called “Coração Vagabundo” (Wandering Heart) debuted on the 24th of July in the large Brazilian circuit through Paramount. “Coração Vagabundo”, directed, photographed and edited by Fernando, was displayed at the festival “It’s All True” in 2008 and at the Festival of Rome that same year. In 2002, at 21 years of age, he became the first Brazilian director to produce a short film in High Definition TV at 24 frames, called “De Morango” (Strawberry), which was displayed in several venues such as the 27th São Paulo International Film Festival, the International Festival of Palm Springs and opening the International Festival of Brasilia, as well as others. Fernando has also directed advertisements for TV and internet, he has filmed commercials for brands like Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Nestlé, Vale, Folha, Itaú, Natura, Centrum, Advil, Santander, Sprite, Dupont, and others.