O Homem que Engarrafava NuvensDancing to Baiao
The Man Who Bottled Clouds

Lírio Ferreira
Brazil, Documentary, 2008
105 min, Video, Color and Black & White
Portuguese with English subtitles

When people think about Brazilian music, they think about samba and bossa nova. But in between these two is a forgotten decade when baião, a rhythm from the northeast moved south, took the country by storm, and then spread around the world. The Man Who Bottled Clouds tells the story of baião through the rise and fall of its main proponent, the lyricist and composer known as “The Doctor of Baião,” and features appearances by other renowned Brazilian musicians like Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Lenine.


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Regal Metropolitan, Thursday April 23, 8 PM

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Regal Metropolitan, Tuesday April 28, 4 PM

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Born in Pernambuco, Lírio Ferreira is the director of several award-winning films including Baile perfumado (1996), a critically acclaimed feature which he directed with Paulo Caldas, considered to be one of the revelations of the new generation of Brazilian filmmakers that emerged in the 1990s.





Producer: Denise Dummont
Screenwriter: Lírio Ferreira
Cinematographer: Walter Carvalho
Editor: Mair Tavares
Music: Humberto Teixeira