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Latin-Connections Film Festival

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (35mm)

Wed 29 May 2024

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English subtitling

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A boy wearing a Brazil shirt walks down an empty street. There is a painted Brazilian flag & floating football confetti.

O Ano em que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (Cao Hamburger, 2006)

Brasil: A Slow Film Festival (Fifth screening) in association with Latin Connections Film Festival presents:

O Ano em que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias
(The Year my Parents Went on Vacation)
Cao Hamburger | Brazil | 2006 | 103’ | 35mm

Come and join us at CCA Glasgow for a special screening in stunning 35mm, led by projectionist Chris O’Kane. This remarkable Brazilian film will immerse you in the vivid, magical tones of this political story, told through football, religion and a child’s gaze. Don’t miss this moving story.

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation takes place in Brazil in 1970, when the country was ruled by a military dictatorship and its national soccer team, led by Pelé, was making its way toward the finals of the World Cup. Accordingly, sports and politics both play parts in this film, directed by Cao Hamburger, which filters the tumult and trauma of Brazilian history through the perceptions of a 12-year-old boy named Mauro.

Brasil: A Slow Film Festival
is organized by CinemaAttic and Supported by the Consulate General of Brazil in Edinburgh, The Guimarães Rosa Institute and Screen Scotland.




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8:00pm — 9:45pm

Doors open: 7:30pm




Tickets: £0/4/8/10

Booking fee: 10%


English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available