Who Killed Pixote?
110 min. | Portuguese | Brazil, 1996
Based on the novel written by Cida Vênancio (Fernando’s wife) - Pixote Nunca Mais - and José Louzeiro's - Pixote, a Lei do Mais Fraco - Quem Matou Pixote? tells the life’s story of Fernando, who played the role of the homeless boy in Pixote, by Hector Babenco. After the massive success, Fernando never made a name for himself again, even after the struggle of being named a child prodigy. Frustrated, he becomes involved with crimes. Continuously remembered for his intuitive role, Fernando lived Pixote until his murder in August 1987.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:
*Gramado's Film Festival: Best Film - Popular Jury, Best Film - Oficial Jury, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music e Best Cinematography;
*Habana Film Festival: Best Actor;
*Cartagena Film Festival: Best Actor and Best Actress;
*Biarritz Film Festival; Rotterdam Film Festival; Huelva Film Festival; Chicago Film Festival; Montreal Film Festival and Puerto Rico Film Festival.