Sérgio Tréfaut

Elderly people used to gather every day in the romantic gardens of the Catete Palace, formerly Brazil’s Presidential Palace and currently the Museum of the Republic in Rio de Janeiro.
After sunset, old men and women, to the accompaniment of musical instruments, would tell each other the meaning of life through love songs.
This film is a portrait of their lust for life, suddenly interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.


[2021] É Tudo Verdade [Brazil]
[2021] IndieLisboa - International Film Festival [Portugal]
[2021] Message to Man [Russia]
[2021] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2022] FIPADOC (Grand Prix Documentaire Musical) [France]
[2022] International Film Festival of Uruguay [Uruguay]
[2022] BELDOCS [Serbia]
[2022] DocsBarcelona [Spain]
[2022] Krakow Film Festival [Poland]
[2022] Prémios Sophia 2022 [Portugal]
[2022] Planalto - Festival das Artes [Portugal]
[2022] MDOC - Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço [Portugal]
[2022] MakeDox [Macedónia]
[2022] Portuguese Cinema Days in Berlin [Alemanha]
[2022] LEFFEST: Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival [Portugal]
[2023] Maré - Festival Filmów Krajów [Polónia]

2021, Portugal, France, 85'

Script: Sérgio Tréfaut
Cinematography: Léo Bittencourt, Luís Abramo, Camila Freitas, Carlos Baptista
Sound: João Henrique Costa
Editing: Sérgio Tréfaut, Bianca Oliveira, Mário Espada
​Production: Faux, Les Films d’Ici