Vou Rifar Meu Coração
I Will Raffle off My Heart

Ana Rieper

Brazil, Music Documentary, 2011
78 min, HDV, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

Vou Rifar Meu Coração is about the music, the performers and the followers of Brazilian romantic music, called "cheesy" by music critics and rich people. Using the music as a catalyst, this documentary shows the sentiments, love, suffering and sexuality of the fans and their idols, creating a scenario that reveals their practices and desires. This genre represents a very important part of popular art, seldom registered as part of Brazilian Popular Music. Most books about Brazilian music solemnly ignore it, even though it has always sold millions of records. Frequently associated with bad taste and poor quality, the style is admired by the low class, under-, sub- or unemployed population, originally from rural extract, banished to the cities in search of work and a better life. This film has played around the world, including the 44th Festival de Brasilia.

North American  Premiere


Ana RieperAna Rieper was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1975. She is a documentary filmmaker with a Masters Degree in Development and Environment. She graduated with a degree in Geography at the Fluminense Federal University, where she also studied Cinema for two years. Ana has been working in audiovisual media since 1998, when she made the documentary Saara, about the immigrants from different parts of the world who settled in downtown Rio de Janeiro, forming a community known as Saara. Vou Rifar meu Coração is her first feature film to have a theatrical release.

Producer: Suzana Amado
Production Companies: Amado arte&produção
Cinematographer: Manuel Aguas
Editor: Pedro Asbeg
Sound Design: Aurelio Dias
Cast: Agnaldo Timóteo, Amado Batista, Lindomar Castilho, Nelson Ned, Odair José, Rodrigo Mell, Walter de Afogados, Wando

Print Source: Suzana Amado, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vou Rifar Meu Coracao

Wednesday, April 25 - 2:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)