My Home Is Copacabana

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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[1] and the 4th Moscow International Film Festival.[2] Sucksdorff won the award for Best Director at the 2nd Guldbagge Awards.[3]

My Home Is Copacabana
Directed byArne Sucksdorff
Written byJoão Bethencourt
Flávio Migliaccio
Arne Sucksdorff
StarringLeila Santos de Sousa
CinematographyArne Sucksdorff
Edited byArne Sucksdorff
Release date
  • 29 March 1965 (1965-03-29)
Running time
88 minutes

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.[4]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: My Home Is Copacabana". Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  2. ^ "4th Moscow International Film Festival (1965)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  3. ^ "My Home Is Copacabana (1965)". Swedish Film Institute. 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Bokrecension: Mångbottnad debut om ett hem på jorden". DN.SE (in Swedish). 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

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