Release date2003 Based onMinha Vida de Menina
by Helena Morley WriterHelena Morley (novel), Elena Soarez, Helena Solberg Initial DVD releaseFebruary 22, 2007 (Brazil) CastLudmila Dayer (Helena Morley), Daniela Escobar (Carolina), Dalton Vigh (Alexandre), Camilo Bevilaqua (Uncle Geraldo), Ligia Cortez (Aunt Iaia) Similar moviesHelena Solberg directed Vida de Menina and Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business
Vida de Menina is a 2003 Brazilian drama film. It was the first feature-length fiction film directed by Helena Solberg. The film is an adaptation of Minha Vida de Menina, the diary of Helena Morley.
It won five awards at the 2004 Gramado Film Festival.
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Ludmila Dayer as Helena Morley
Daniela Escobar as Carolina
Dalton Vigh as Alexandre
Maria de Sá as Teodora
Camilo Bevilacqua as Geraldo
Lolô Souza Pinto as Madge
Benjamim Abras as Teodomir
Lígia Cortez as Iaiá
The film takes place in Diamantina, Minas Gerais in the period following the abolition of slavery in Brazil. It focuses on the life of Helena Morley, an adolescent who tells her daily life in her diary which, when published in the 1950s, became internationally famous.