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  • Director

    Gustavo Pizzi

  • Starring

    Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    98 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    Brazil, Uruguay

  • Language

    Portuguese (English Subtitles)

  • Director of Photography: Pedro Faerstein

  • Editor: Livia Serpa

  • Produced by: Tatiana Leite,Gustavo Pizzi

  • Music: Dany Roland, Pedro Sá, Maximiliano Silveira

  • Screenplay by: Gustavo Pizzi, Karine Teles

  • Production Designer: Dina Salem Levy

  • Sound Production: Roberto Espinoza


Loveling (Benzinho)


The ebb and flow of life in a Brazilian family household takes a tumultuous turn in this captivating comedy drama by writer-director Gustavo Pizzi. Award-winning actor Karine Teles (also the film’s co-writer) delivers a powerful, charismatic and emotional performance as mother-of-four Irene, whose life is turned upside down when her eldest son, Fernando (Konstantinos Sarris), is offered a chance to pursue his sporting dreams overseas. Beautiful cinematography and a warm sense of humour add to the film’s charm.

Supported by Agência Nacional do Cinema.

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