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Love for Sale; I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

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Love for Sale

Love for Sale

Image courtesy Strand Releasing

Love for Sale

Love for Sale

Image courtesy Strand Releasing

Love for Sale

Love for Sale

Image courtesy Strand Releasing

Love for Sale
Love for Sale
Love for Sale

Love for Sale
I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

(Karim Aïnouz, 2006)
(Karim Aïnouz and Marcelo Gomes, 2009)

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7 PM

After living in São Paulo for several years, a woman returns to her rural hometown for a happy-ever-after life with her boyfriend and their young child. When he fails to join her, she is left to survive on her own wits and starts creating raffles as a means to generate income. When the prizes build to a having “a night in paradise” with her, she discovers her own independence and seizes her life on her own terms. The rising Brazilian actress Hermila Guedes gives a forceful and captivating performance in what would have been a difficult role for many actresses to pull off. (90 mins., 35mm)

A unique collaboration between two of Brazil’s finest filmmakers, I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You gets inside the head a 35-year-old geologist assigned to travel through the backlands of northeastern Brazil to study possible routes for water lines. An unusually haunting road movie, the geologist is never shown on camera: we only see first-person footage of his travels and hear voice-overs of his thoughts as he recovers from the heartbreak of his wife leaving him. (75 mins., video)