6.8/101 Votes Alchetron
Edited by Willem Dias
Directors Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca
Cinematography Lula Araújo
Initial release 20 April 2012 (Brazil)
Produced by Renato Ciasca
|Directed by Beto Brant
Based on Eu Receberia as Piores Notícias dos Seus Lindos Lábios by Marçal Aquino
Starring Camila Pitanga Gustavo Machado Zecarlos Machado
Music by Simone Sou Alfredo Bello
Written by Marçal Aquino, Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca
Cast Camila Pitanga, Gustavo Machado, Zé Carlos Machado
Similar Brainstorm, A Glass of Rage, To the Left of the Father, Midnight, Barravento
I'd Receive the Worst News from Your Beautiful Lips (Portuguese: Eu Receberia as Piores Notícias dos Seus Lindos Lábios) is a 2011 Brazilian romance drama film directed by Beto Brant and Renato Ciasca. Based on a novel of the same name by Marçal Aquino, it stars Camila Pitanga, Gustavo Machado, and Zecarlos Machado, in a love triangle.
Pitanga plays the role of Lavínia, a former prostitute and drug addict who is taken from the Rio de Janeiro streets by Ernani, a pastor. After a period of time, the couple is shown to be living in Santarém, Pará, where Lavínia falls in love with Cauby, a photographer who sees in her a muse. It took over four months to shoot it in Santarém and Rio de Janeiro.
It was first screened at the 2011 Festival do Rio on October 11, 2011, and was the most watched film over Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In. In Rio, Camila Pitanga won the Best Actress Award, and it was awarded the Best Film at the 37th Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva. Boyd van Hoeij from Variety said it is "more noteworthy for its atmosphere ... than the flashback-laden narrative, which, between vigorous sexual workouts, manages to be overly symbolical and soapy." Screendaily.com's Mark Adams declared "The film – while beautifully shot and appropriately steamy – then takes a dive into melodrama territory". Adams lauded how Brant and Ciasca "make the most of their striking lead actress and bring just the right amount of steamy sexual tension to what is in essence an old-fashioned melodrama."