2012• Documentary•Music •1h30
The documentary « Tropicália » tells the story of the cultural movement with the same name that roused in the late 60’s in Brazil. The « Tropicalistas » confronted the cultural and political establishment with pop songs, mixing traditional Brazilian folk and the north-hemisphere’s rock. Their controversial thoughts, music and behaviour resulted into prison and exile (in swinging London!) for its leaders. Through a rich research of archival material, inedited footage and the testimony of protagonists such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Arnaldo and Sérgio Dias (from the band Os Mutantes), « Tropicália » shows their artistic and musical evolution and the contra cultural aspects of the creative tourbillion it created in Brazil.
Director: Marcelo Machado
Casting: Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso
« It's fascinating to watch Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Os Mutantes transform from clean-cut teenybop idols to full-on hippies in a few short months » - The Guardian