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41 Ratings

The Ballroom

Chega de Saudade

Directed by Laís Bodanzky
Brazil, 2007
Comedy, Drama, Musical


In an old-time dance hall (the “gafieira”) in São Paulo, one evening is all it takes to meet different characters as they remember the past, live the present, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, naturally, dance.

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The Ballroom Directed by Laís Bodanzky

Awards & Festivals

Cartagena Film Festival

2009 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

Miami International Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Miami Encuentros Award

What are people saying?

  • Rubia Carolina's rating of the film The Ballroom

    The whole film takes place during only one night in a typical Brazilian dance hall called Chega de Saudade, an old-fashioned place where people, usually older and lonely, go to dance, flirt and refound lost memories and times. With a cast of great names of the Brazilian tv/theater, Chega de Saudade is a nice movie with good humour. Very funny specially to those that have already gone to a place like that. 3/5 stars

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