Past screening

Miúcha: The Voice of Bossa Nova

Directed by: Liliane Mutti, Daniel Zarvos
Runtime: 1h 38min Certificate: PG

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Directed by: Liliane Mutti, Daniel Zarvos
Runtime: 1h 38min Certificate: PG
Topics: Music

Brazilian singer Miúcha was associated with some of Bossa Nova's biggest (male) legends - she was known as the sister of Chico Buarque, the pupil of Vinicius de Moraes and the wife of the 'father' of the genre, João Gilberto. But her own role in the developing movement has been neglected.

A gorgeous film to watch, set to the soundtrack of Miúcha’s music and saturated with Bossa Nova vibes, Miúcha: The Voice of Bossa Nova tells her story through 16mm home movies, diaries, personal letters and her own expressive watercolour paintings, animated for the film.

Even as she struggled to find her own voice in the shadow of her revered husband, Miúcha went on to earn unprecedented success, becoming a symbol of female resilience and a musical legend.