Once there was Brasilia

Adirley Queirós

Fiction / HD / 99' / 2017

In 1959, the intergalactic agent WA4 is arrested for making an illegal allotment and launched into space. He receives a mission: to come to the Earth and kill the president, Juscelino Kubitschek, in the day of inauguration of Brasília. His ship is lost in time and lands in 2016 in Ceilândia. This is a version told by Marquim do Tropa, actor and abductee. Only Andreia, a post-war queen, helps a lot of the army to kill the monsters that inhabit the National Congress today.

With Marquim do Tropa, Léo Gordo, Natalie, Sandra Carla, Wellington Abreu Script and Directing Adirley Queirós Cinematography Joana Pimenta Sound Francisco Craesmeyer, Elder Patrick Editing Adirley Queirós, Frederico Benevides Production Design Denise Vieira Sound Editing Guile Martins Sound Mix Daniel Turine, Fernando Henna Colorist Marco Amaral


PRODUCTION 5 da Norte CO-PRODUCTION Terratreme Filmes, Punta Colorada


Special Mention Signs of Life Award - Locarno '17
Best Direction - Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro '17
Best Sound - Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro '17
Best Photography - Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro '17
The Janela Crítica Prize for BEST FEATURE FILM - X Janela International Film Festival of Recife '17
Special Mention of the Jury - 36º Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay'18


Locarno Festival, Switzerland '17
DocLisboa, Portugal '17
Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro, Brazil '17
OUFF - Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense, Spain '17
Filmfest Hamburg gGmbH, Germany '17
FIDOCS – Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, Chile '17
Festival de Cine de Mar del Plata, Argentina '17
Semana - Festival de Cinema, Brazil '17
Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brasil '17
Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival, Portugal '17
Spirit of Fire Film Festival, Russia '18
O Anjo Exterminador Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantástico de Brasília, Brazil '18
Locarno Festival in Los Angeles, USA '18
Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes, Brazil '18
IV Fronteira, Brasil '18
Art of the Real - Film Society of Lincoln Center New York, EUA '18
JeonJu International Film Festival, South Korea '18
BioBioCine, Festival Internacional de Cine de Concepción, Chile '18
ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts - Latin America Monthly, UK'18
36º Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay, Uruguay'18
Panama International Film Festival, Panama'18
Festival Latinoamericano de Cine de Quito, Ecuador'18
Festival de Cine Lima Independiente, Peru'18
Cámara Lúcida - Encuentros Cinematográficos, Equador’18
Cinemigrante - Festival Internacional de Cine Por La Diversidad, Argentina '18
Nova Cinema, Bélgica'19
22º Festival Internacional de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro, Portugal'19
La Casa Encendida, Espanha'19
Courtisane Film Festival, Belgium'22