Thirty years ago, João Gilberto, the father of bossa nova, disappeared. He hasn’t been seen in public for decades. Documentarian Georges Gachot heads to Rio de Janeiro to follow the traces of his invisible idol, using the clues left by the German writer Marc Fischer in his book Hobalala.
Following a trail left behind by the elusive artist and bossanova pioneer João Gilberto, this musical detective story is motivated by a profound feeling of longing—a.k.a. saudade. The atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro, the rhythm of its music, and the obsessive search for answers: all are infectious!
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Abbas Kiarostami,Mania Akbari, 2002, Iran
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Louis Malle, 1985, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States