The call of the oboé

The call of the oboé


Original title: O toque do oboé
Production: Ara Films Productions; Imágica Produções; Quanta Centro de Produções Cinematográficas; Riofilme Skylight; Cinema Foto Art
Country: Paraguay
Director: Cláudio MacDowell
Script: Joaquim Assis
Photography: Toca Seabra
Music: Wagner Tiso
Cast: Paulo Betti; Mario Lozano; Arturo Fleitas
Year: 1996
Duration: 120
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish-Portuguese

Synopsis:

 A strange person arrives at the train station of a small town, loaded with his oboe, instrument of which he does not separate. Aurora, hires this Brazilian man to accompany with his melody the projections of silent films and the result turns out to be even better than expected. His music envelops the locals with a spell difficult to define with words and forever change their routine lives.

Co-production between Paraguay and Brazil.


Awards:

Winner of a Golden Kikito Award, at the Gramado Film Festival 1998: Best Supporting Actor (Mario Lozano)

Winner of the Audience Award, at the Miami Brazilian Film Festival 1999

Winner of the Crystal Lens Award, at the Miami Brazilian Film Festival 1999: Best Feature Film

Nominated to a Golden Kikito Award, at the Gramado Film Festival 1998: Best Film

 

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