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Loveling(Benzinho)

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Brazil, Uruguay, Germany
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2018

1h 35m

Director Gustavo Pizzi
Starring Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves, César Troncoso
Genre Drama
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On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Irene and Klaus live happily with their four children. One of their sons, Fernando, has had a very successful handball season, and, one day, he announces that he wishes to accept an offer to play the sport in Germany. Caught off guard, Irene has only a few days to overcome her anxiety and renew her strength before sending her eldest son out into the world.

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Screen International by Fionnuala Halligan

Loveling relies on the charm of its chaotic central family (an overweight son who insists on carrying a giant tuba around with him, for example) and the warmth of Teles to seduce and dazzle audiences into submission.
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The Playlist by Gary Garrison

Loveling is often awkwardly paced and unintentionally directionless, which hampers some of the tension of the most important scenes. Which is a shame, because Teles as Irene is phenomenal and some of her finest moments feel squandered.
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Variety by Peter Debruge

Brazilian director Gustavo Pizzi crafts a warm and wonderfully universal love story that comes across surprisingly unconventional for something so familiar.
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TheWrap by Sam Fragoso

The film is not alienating; it does not obfuscate its intentions. Pizzi knew what he wanted to make, and what he has made is a touching yarn about the pangs of familial maturation.

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