CHATO THE KING OF BRAZIL (CHATÔ THE KING OF BRAZIL)

Biopic of Assis Chateaubriand, also known as Chatô. He was the first magnate of communications in Brazil, especially between the late 1930s and early 1960s has come to be called the brazilian Citizen Kane. Founder of the Daily Associates, TV Tupi and the São Paulo Art Museum. He was a senator of the Republic and had a close relationship and controversy with President Getulio Vargas. Based on the book by Fernando Morais. Directed and produced by Guilherme Fontes, the film went into production in 1995 and ended in 1999. The material was then shelved due to the suspicion that, in the first attempt to launch himself as a director, Guilherme Fontes has engaged in a great misuse scandal of government funds for the cinema and culture. 

 

PORTUGESE | BRAZIL | 2015          

DRAMA, BIOGRAPHY, COMEDY | FEATURE | 101 MIN | DCP | COLOR

 

Director: GUILHERME FONTES

 

Director Biography:

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Fontes founded a production company in 1987 to do his jobs as actor and producer. From 1995 to 1998 produced in partnership with Globosat two documentary series: "Chatô’s Dossie – The King Of Brazil" in 7 episodes and "Five days that shook Brazil” in 5 episodes, both recorded in magnetic film 16/35mm; In 1998 he has also produced with Globosat more 13 episodes of the documentary serie “ 500 Years of the History of Brazil“ and the unscreened serie “The warlord and the roughneck ”. In 2015 he has finished his first feature movie “ Chatô The King of Brazil" as producer, screenwriter and director.

 

Cast: 
Marco Ricca, Andréa Beltrão, Leandra Leal, Leticia Sabatella, Paulo Betti

 

Crew: 

Producer: Guilherme Fontes

Writers: Guilherme Fontes,  João Emanuel Carneiro, Fernando Morais

Editor: Felipe Lacerda

Cinematography: José Roberto Eliezer

Art Direction: Gualter Pupo Filho

Festivals:

Awards: São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards- Best Director ABC Cinematography Award- Best       Cinematography

 

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