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Carte blanche : Andreina Aveledo - Miúcha, the Voice of Bossa Nova

Quebec Premiere

Carte blanche : Andreina Aveledo — Miúcha, the Voice of Bossa Nova

Daniel Zarvos, Liliane Mutti

France, United States, Brazil | 2022 | 1 h 38 min
French, English, Portuguese |
Subtitles: French
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Presented only in theatres

For this 41st edition, Le FIFA is pleased to welcome the Carte Blanche of Andreina Aveledo.

To celebrate Le FIFA’s 41st edition, I wanted to celebrate the courage, determination and talent of a woman who embodies, among many others, the resilience of artists. Miúcha has long been erased from the long list of Brazilian popular music legends. Yet, behind the scenes and on stage, she has contributed to the immense cultural legacy in Brazil since the 1950s. With Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova, Lilian Mutti and Daniel Zarvos reveal the singer’s ability not to be overshadowed by the stars that gravitated around her and show us her path to freedom. Today, the time has come to listen to her version, with her own voice, in first person, and in full screen.”

- Andreina Aveledo

Despite her prominent position in the Brazilian music scene, singer Miúcha, has been vastly underestimated. Having worked with bossa nova legends such as Vinicius de Moraes, Tom Jobim, Stan Getz, as well as her brother, Chico Buarque, and married to the father” of the genre, João Gilberto, the male musicians in Miúcha’s life overshadowed her. But Miúcha’s vibrant spirit couldn’t be held back. She earned unprecedented success, becoming a symbol of female resilience and a musical legend forever. The Voice of Bossa Nova delves into her career and her personal life through a rich collection of archives, letters, audio diaries, home movies, and drawings, in order to reveal her struggle to find her own voice in a man’s world.
Other festivals:
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (2022)
Telluride Film Festival, United States (2022)
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Holland (2022)
Festival do Rio, Official Selection, Brazil (2022)
In-Edit Music Documentary Film Festival Barcelona, Spain (2022)
Director Liliane Mutti, Daniel Zarvos
Script Mutti Liliane
Editing Isabel Castro, Ramalho Daniela
Cast Miucha, Chico Buarque, João Gilberto, Vinicius De Moraes, Tom Jobim
Sound Pierre-Yves Gauthier, Rodrigo Sacic
Animation Guilherme Hoffmann, Meton Joffily, Julie Reed

In Partnership with


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Friday, march 17, 2023, 08:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


Daniel Zarvos

Daniel Zarvos

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Daniel Zarvos is a filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist. After studying film at Bard College, he worked on numerous avant-garde film projects, as well as the feature-length documentaries Raízes do Brazil with Nelson Pereira dos Santos and Oscar Niemeyer: The Son of the Stars with Henry Raillard. Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova is his first feature as a director.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Liliane Mutti

Liliane Mutti

Born in Salvador, Brazil, Liliane Mutti holds a Master in Gender Studies from the University of Paris 8. She is the founder of the Ciné Nova Bossa Association in Paris. She produces and directs films with strong political engagement such as Ecocide, Elle, Ta Clarice, Instant-ci, and Out of Breath. Currently, Mutti is writing a biography titled Restless/​Desatinada, the behind-the-scenes story of the Bossa Nova movement through the eyes of Miúcha.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Ta Clarice (2022)
Elle (2021)
Out of Breath (2021)
Écocide (2020)