To celebrate the release of the critically acclaimed ‘BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNINGS, on 15th December, we have an awesome competition you can attend (with a +1) the premiere at Curzon Mayfair on Thursday 13th December, how cool is that?
Bingo: The King of the Mornings is this year’s Oscar and BAFTA entry for Brazil and follows Augusto (Vladimir Brichta) in his search for fame as Bingo the clown, host of children’s morning television in the 1980s. With his irreverent humour and natural talent, the show is a big hit but how do you celebrate your new-found fame when you’re forbidden to tell a soul that you’re the man behind the clown?
Anyway so to win a pair of tickets to the premier of Bingo: The King of the Mornings, what do you need to do to win? Its so easy just email us your contact details name, email address (Winners will be notified via email) is ok and answer this question: Bingo: The King of the Mornings is Directed by Brazilian award-winning filmmaker Daniel Rezende, what film did he direct that was Oscar nominated and won a BAFTA?
And send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and can you put BINGO in the header so its easy to spot, thanks and good luck also deadline is 10am on Wednesday 12th December but don’t leave it till then!!
More info on the film below.
“Dripping with 80’s neon, drugs and clown sex, it’s Boogie Nights with funny shoes.”
TOTAL FILM ????
“A pulsating tragicomic take on the cost of fame in the Brazilian TV world of the ‘80s”
VARIETY “One of Brazil’s most awaited debuts of 2017” VARIETY
BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNINGS from Brazilian award-winning director Daniel Rezende (Oscar Nominee and BAFTA Winner CITY OF GOD), will be released in UK cinemas from 15th December. Starring Vladimir Brichta and Leandra Leal, BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNINGS tells the true story of Augusto, an irreverent actor searching for his place in the spotlight.
This year’s Brazilian Oscar and BAFTA submission, BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNINGS is the directorial debut feature for Daniel Rezende who is best known for his Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning editing work on cult classic CITY OF GOD (2002) as well as his work on Terence Malick’s TREE OF LIFE (2011), ROBOCOP (2014), BLINDNESS (2008) and THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (2004).
The film is based on a true story about the man behind the mask. Augusto (Vladimir Brichta) is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50’s. While starring in soft porn and soap operas he finally gets the chance to conquer the crowds when he is cast as “BINGO”, a television host clown. With his irreverent humour and natural talent, the show is a big hit, but a clause on his contract forbids him to reveal his true identity. Augusto becomes an anonymous celebrity. With makeup on, he brings happiness to children across the country but not to his own son Gabriel, that sees his father distancing himself in search of recognition. Filled with irony and humour and an exaggerated pop look from the backstage universe of the Brazilian 80’s television, the film tells the incredible and surreal story of a man that whilst looking for his artistic value, finds his personal decay.
Director Daniel Rezende said:
“It is not easy to define “Bingo” by picking out only one matter. Essentially it is about a personal search for recognition, about a man’s quest to find his place in the spotlight that ends up hidden behind a mask. There’s something very contemporary in this topic, we all want to be recognised by our parents, by our sons, our friends. But it is also a film about the relationship between father and son. The protagonist is in such a crazy hunt to be recognised as an artist that he ends up distancing himself from his son. He is on TV, making a lot of children laugh every day, but not his own.”