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João Maia va tourner un biopic sur une idole pop : Variações

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- Ce premier long-métrage va enfin entrer en production cet été, avec Sérgio Praia dans le rôle du chanteur culte

João Maia va tourner un biopic sur une idole pop : Variações
Le chanteur António Variações au début des années 1980

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The life of singer António Variações, one of Portugal’s most inventive pop icons from the 1980s, is being adapted for the big screen by director João Maia. Principal photography is set to kick off in July and marks the end of a bumpy road that started over ten years ago and involved a legal battle between the director and a former producer attached to the project, Alexandre Valente (see the news).

Now, Maia’s feature debut is being produced by Fernando Vendrel’s outfit, David & Golias, with support of €500,000 coming from Portugal’s film body, the ICA.

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Actor Sérgio Praia plays the lead role, breathing life into the hairdresser and wannabe singer in the late 1970s/early 1980s before he became a star thanks to his extravagant look and unusual talent. Variações’ songs mixed an international pop style with Portuguese folk and fado, which turned him into a seminal influence on several musicians and artists. One of his famous hits, "Canção do Engate", was recently used in the final scene from João Pedro Rodrigues’ The Ornithologist [+lire aussi :
critique
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interview : João Pedro Rodrigues
fiche film
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Praia has been attached to the project, and to the role, for years now. He even played the singer in a hit monologue stage production, Variações de António, directed by theatre (and film) director Vicente Alves do Ó, in 2016. Other cast members include Filipe DuarteVictória Guerra and Lúcia Muniz.

Variações [+lire aussi :
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is due to open theatrically in 2019, 35 years after Variações’ untimely death.

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