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The Milky Way

Lina Chamie
A via láctea
Brasil 2007 / 86’

Heitor and Júlia have been dating for a long time. Dusk is falling in the city of São Paulo and the couple is having a violent quarrel over the phone. Anguished, Heitor enters his car and goes off in the direction of Júlia's house. Through his journey into the jammed city we see the possibilities of love, loss and death in the urban situation and it's social context.

IFF Cannes 2007


Frequently inventive and playful, this film conveys exactly how it feels to kick oneself for words spoken in anger and be unable to make amends because a cruel universe won`t cooperate. Through Heitor`s journey into the jammed city, his boiling emotions are enhanced by the teeming expanse of São Paulo, Latin America`s most populous city after Mexico City.

IFF Warsaw 2007

Lina Chamie is a New York University graduate, she worked at NY.U`s Film Department for more than 10 years. Back in Brazil since 1994 she has directed many videos and the prize winning short film Eu Sei que Voce Sabe. Tonic Dominant, her first feature film, has received many awards. She was a film professor at the Federal University of São Carlos. The Milky Way is her second feature film.


2000 Tônica Dominante / Tonic Dominant

2007 A Via Láctea / The Milky Way

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