Past Meetup

Free Brazilian Film - O Ano Em Que Meus Pais Sairam de Ferias (2006)

Tsai Auditorium

1730 Cambridge St CGIS South Building Tsai Auditorium · Cambridge, MA

How to find us

in the lobby in front of auditorium entrance

Location image of event venue


This event is part of the Democracy and Memory in Latin America ( fall 2013 collaborative at Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)


Light food and refreshments will be served at 5:30.

The screening begins at 6pm, followed by a discussion with invited speaker.

O Ano Em Que Meus Pais Sairam de Ferias / The Year my Parents Went on Vacation

Director: Cao Hamburger (Brazil, 2006, 110 min.)

Film in Portuguese, with English subtitles

A 12-year-old Brazilian boy who longs to see his team win out over Italy in the 1970 World Cup match finds his entire world turned upside down as his left-wing parents are forced into hiding and he is sent to live with his grandfather in São Paulo's Bom Retiro district. Though his country is being held in the grip of a military dictatorship and the war in Vietnam is raging abroad, young Mauro can't seem to think about anything else but the upcoming World Cup match between Brazil and Italy. If Jairzinho, Pelé, and company can just win their third World Cup title, team Brazil will earn their third star on the strip -- a feat that no other team in the history of the sport has ever managed to accomplish. When his Catholic mother and Jewish father are suddenly forced to go "on holiday," young Mauro is swept out of his middle-class existence in Minas Gerais and taken to stay with his paternal grandfather in bustling Bom Retiro. A multi-ethnic district in which Jews, Arabs, and Greeks all live side by side, Bom Retiro begins to heat up with World Cup fever as things both at home and abroad all seem to be spiraling toward disaster. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi