I Love You (1981)

Movie


I Love You (1981)
Eu Te Amo (original title)

A wealthy Brazilian, Paulo, has just been abandoned by his beautiful blonde wife Barbara who ran away with another man. Revelling in self-pity, he leaves his penthouse in search of liquor. In a bar, he witnesses a relational quarrel and after the disturbance, he asks the woman Maria to go home. She pretends to be a streetwalker- in fact, she had a homosexual lover who gave no value to her. And a brazen sexual affair starts. The couple uses each other to satisfy their sexual desires and to avoid their loneliness. However, they are not at all in love. Over time as their relationship continues, they begin to realize that they are in fact falling for each other.
Brazil
IMDb  6.2 /10
Creators
Director Arnaldo Jabor
Writer Arnaldo Jabor
Writer Leopoldo Serran
Information
Release Date1981-11-06
Runtime1h 50mins
GenreDrama
Content RatingR (R)
Awards6 wins & 1 nomination.
CompanyEmbrafilme, Flavia Films
CountryBrazil
LanguagePortuguese
Maria (as Sonia Braga)
Paulo (as Paulo Cesar Pereio)
Ulisses (as Tarcisio Meira)
Mulher de Valdir
Vera Abelha
Vera Abelha
Barbara
Maria Lúcia Dahl
Maria Lúcia Dahl
Mulher de Ulisses
Marcus Vinícius
Marcus Vinícius
(as Marcus Vinicius)
(as Maria Silvia)
Sandro Solviatti
Sandro Solviatti
Taxista (as Sandro Soviatt)
Guará Rodrigues
Guará Rodrigues
Atendente do necrotério (as Guaraci Rodrigues)

I Love You (1981 film)

I Love You (Portuguese: Eu Te Amo) is a 1981 Brazilian drama film directed by Arnaldo Jabor. It was shot along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.


Plot

Maria (Braga) and Paulo (Peréio) are a couple who use each other to satisfy their sexual desires and to avoid their loneliness. However, they are not at all in love. Over time as their relationship continues, Maria and Paulo begin to realize that they are in fact falling for each other.


Cast

  • Sônia Braga as Maria
  • Paulo César Peréio(Pt) as Paulo
  • Vera Fischer as Barbara Bergman
  • Tarcísio Meira as Ulisses
  • Regina Casé

Awards and nominations

Festival de Gramado

  • Won, "Best Actress" - Sônia Braga
  • Won, "Best Cinematography" - Murilo Salles
  • Won, "Best Production Design" - Marcos Weinstock
  • Won, "Best Sound"
  • Nominated, "Best Film" - Arnaldo Jabor

São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards

  • Won, "Best Cinematography" - Murilo Salles
  • Won, "Best Director" - Arnaldo Jabor