Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Directed by Monique Gardenberg and based on the novel by Chico Buarque, Benjamim is the story of aging model Benjamim Zambraiais. Thirty years after the peak of his career, he meets a young woman named Ariela. He is attracted to her because she reminds him of the love of his life, Castana. Despite her physical resemblance, her attitude and personality is strikingly different. This clash of romantic involvements and the state of Brazilian politics send Benjamim on an emotional journey. Starring Paulo José, Cléo Pires, and Danton Mello. Benjamim premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.