Latest movie by director Marcelo Galvão received two awards from the Jury of the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival. Brazilian cinema got the spotlight at the Film Festival that took place on the last week of April. The movie “A Despedida” received the Jury Awards for Best Actor (Nelson Xavier) and Best Photography (Eduardo Makino). “A Despedida” (The Farewell) is the latest feature of award-winning filmmaker and has already gathered 11 international accolades from festivals in Brazil, Portugal, Germany and U.S.
The film, inspired by true facts, depicts a 92-year-old man (renowned Brazilian actor Nelson Xavier) who decides that the time has come to say goodbye to all that is most important to him in his life and spends one last night with his lover who is 55 years younger than him, lived by Brazilian bombshell Juliana Paes, featured in People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in 2006. Since 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival brings the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world, screening over 300 films in eight days, and attracting over 53,000 attendees to Orange County. The Newport Beach Film Festival is supported for years by Soul Brasil Magazine – proudly, a reference of Brazilian Culture in Southern California.