Go to Brazil, Sean Penn!
Three kids with Down Syndrome run away from the institution where they live and become robbers to finance their dreams of independence. One wants to get married, the other wants to fly and a third would love to see the ocean.
This is the plot of “Colegas”, road movie directed by Marcelo Galvão that won a bunch of awards, including the festival de Cinema de Gramado’s Kikito, the Brazilian Oscar. It will be commercially released on March 1st and the main actor, Ariel Goldenberg, started an adorable campaign to convince his idol, American star Sean Penn, to attend the premier night.
Here is the trailer of “Colegas”, with English subtitles.
And here is Goldenberg’s appeal to Penn, endorsed by dozens of Brazilian artists – and Deep Brazil. Also subtitled.Tags: disability, Film