Gonzaga: From Father to Son

Gonzaga: de prai pra filho, feature film, biopic, musical, 2012

DIRECTED BY: Breno Silveira

Gonzaga: From Father to Son

Adélio Lima,
Chambinho do Acordeon,
Land Vieira,
Júlio Andrade,
Giancarlo Di Tommaso

Patrícia Andrade (based on the book by Regina Echeverria)

Adrian Teijido


This is a biographical musical drama about the popular Brazilian singer Luiz Gonzaga and his son Gonzaguinho who is successfully following in his father’s footsteps. In this feature film the director skillfully used some real footage and photographs of Luiz’s performances and portrays the musician’s life story from his modest beginnings in northeastern Brazil to his great success that he was not ready for, either professionally or privately. He had many problems in dealing with his popularity and they had an effect of his relationship with his son. Even though they belonged to different generations and had different worldviews, both of them became successful and famous because of music.

Film has both English and Croatian subtitles!

color, digital, 120 min