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The struggle to sing in carioca rhythm

The story of the famous Brazilian singer Heloísa Maria Buarque de Hollanda, known as Miúcha, through her personal letters, audio diaries, 16mm home movies and expressive animated watercolor drawings for the film. Overshadowed by the male musicians who punctuated her existence, Miúcha was known as the sister of Chico Buarque, the pupil of Vinicius de Moraes, the second wife of João Gilberto, the musical partner of Antônio Carlos Jobim, the voice accompanying Stan Getz on sax. So many different identities, none that mirrored a woman with a vibrant spirit and a long-underrated iconic voice that she finally managed to find her place in a backward environment. An intense and moving story of female redemption.



Regia: Liliiane Mutti, Daniel Zarvos

Sceneggiatura: Liliiane Mutti
Fotografia: Marita Hällfors
Montaggio: Isabel Castro, Daniela Ramalho
Suono: Pierre-Yves Gauthier Rodrigo Sacic
Musica originale: Ruben Jacobina
Testi e acquerelli originali: Miúcha
Produzione: Mostafiz Shahmohammed, Marta Sanchez per FILMZ
Genere: Documentario
Anno: 2022
Paese: Brasile, Francia
Durata: 98’
Lingua: portoghese, inglese, francese (v.o. sott. It)


Daniel Zarvos (Rio de Janeiro), is a director, photographer and producer as well as cousin of Miucha. After studying filmmaking at Bard College, he worked on several avant-garde film projects and the documentaries Raízes do Brazil with Nelson Pereira dos Santos and Oscar Niemeyer: The Son of the Stars with Henry Raillard. Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova is his first feature film as a director.

Liliane Mutti (Salvador, Brazil) co-director and screenwriter of the film she holds a Masters in Genre Studies from the Paris 8 University and is the founder of the Ciné Nova Bossa Association in Paris. You have produced and directed films with a strong political commitment such as Écocide, Elle, Ta Clarice, Instant-ci and Out of Breath. She is currently writing the biography titled Restless / Desatinada, the behind the scenes of the Bossa Nova movement through the eyes of Miúcha.