My Home Is Copacabana
My Home Is Copacabana (Swedish: Mitt hem är Copacabana) is a 1965 Swedish drama film directed by Arne Sucksdorff. It was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival and the 4th Moscow International Film Festival. Sucksdorff won the award for Best Director at the 2nd Guldbagge Awards.
|My Home Is Copacabana|
|Directed by||Arne Sucksdorff|
|Written by||João Bethencourt|
|Starring||Leila Santos de Sousa|
|Edited by||Arne Sucksdorff|
In 2019, Toninho's daughter Anna de Lima Fagerlind published a book titled "My Home is Not Copacabana" about her father's experience in connection with the filming. According to the book, Toninho was nine years old when Sucksdorff came to Rio and picked him to star in the movie. Toninho was presented as an orphan street child, which was not true as he had a mother and siblings and lived in a favela house overlooking Ipanema beach, and flown to Sweden to promote the movie. While in Sweden, a wealthy family offered to adopt Toninho, and his mother reluctantly agreed having seen his brother slide into criminality. Brother Paulinho became a cocaine kingpin in Rio, while Paulinho stayed in Sweden, graduated from Stockholm School of Economics and had daughter Anna with a woman from posh Lidingö.
The book sheds a new light on the back story of the movie and is controversial because of how Sucksdorff invented a fake but more dramatic back story for Toninho and used him to promote a movie that gave his career a needed kick start.
- Leila Santos de Sousa - Lici (as Leila)
- Cosme dos Santos - Jorginho (as Cosme)
- Josafá Da Silva Santos - Paulinho (as Josafá)
- Toninho Carlos de Lima - Rico (as Toninho)
- Herminia Gonçalves
- Dirce Migliaccio
- João Lucas
- Flávio Migliaccio
- Alvaro Peres
- Andrey Salvador
- Antonio Pitanga
- Joel Barcellos
- Alberto Carvalho
- Walter Lira
- Benedito de Assis
- Anael Pereira
- Allan Edwall - Narrator (voice)
- "Festival de Cannes: My Home Is Copacabana". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- "4th Moscow International Film Festival (1965)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
- "My Home Is Copacabana (1965)". Swedish Film Institute. 26 February 2014.
- "Bokrecension: Mångbottnad debut om ett hem på jorden". DN.SE (in Swedish). 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
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