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The Man of The Cinema

IMG Content and Aruanda Filmes present a documentary by Sergio Kieling: The Man of the Cinema

Virgílio Roveda is a man who devoted his life to cinema. Comedies, dramas, Westerns, horror movies, Brazilian country movies, crime thrillers, Brazilian soft-porn comedies. It’s hard to find a genre Virgílio hasn’t ventured into a career spanning over 50 years. He has been a cinematographer, camera operator, assistant, production manager and even executive producer. Indeed, a veritable Jack of All Trades.

Inspired by the eponymous book by Mateus Trunk, the movie tells this professional’s story as well as that of the São Paulo movie industry over the last half century. It also becomes a meaningful account of a generation that devoted itself to our film industry, a chronicle of characters that remain in the shadows of Brazil’s cinema culture: the technicians. Anonymous professionals who who made significant contributions to the Brazilian motion-picture industry.

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The Man of The Cinema

Documentary – Feature LENGHT

STATUS: finished (coming early 2019)


Sergio Kieling

Executive Producers

José Carlos Lage and Sergio Kieling


Matheus Trunk and Sergio Kieling


Humberto Bassanelli

Production Companies

IMG Content and Aruanda Filmes



Autometal, Jardim Sistemas Automotivos and Metalúrgica Nakayone


Governo do Estado de São Paulo, through Secretaria de Cultura e Economia Criativa / ProacSP