Blablabla Media

European production company with Portuguese flag

FEATURE DOC /// THE NINTH LIFE OF GUALDINO | Portugal, Color. 61’, 2014, Blablabla Media, RTP — Documentary feature. Directed by Filipe Araújo. With Gualdino Barros, Filipe Melo, Dany Silva, Bruno Santos, Joana Espadinha, Cristina Nóbrega, Bernardo Moreira and Margarida Amaral. Portuguese premiere: Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisbon (13 March 2014); international premiere: 16th Tessaloniki Documentary Festival, in Thessaloniki, Greece (14 March 2014); TV premiere: RTP2 (5 April 2014). By the end of an incredible life full of adventure, misfortune and surreal accomplishments, a self-taught drummer, exalted to jazz legend for having introduced to the stage dozens of inexperienced young people acclaimed today in the music industry, suffers a stroke. At first, half of his body is paralyzed, but his stubbornness is overpowering. The mission will be ambitious: to regain full movement, play the drums once again, introduce one last singer and return to Paris, where he played with Nina Simone and even lived under a bridge. SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Cinema Ideal, Lisbon, Portugal – 15 November 2014, 18 PM; Maison du Brésil, Paris, France – 25 January 2015, 20 PM; Tartu Uus Teater, Tartu, Estonia – 16 March 2015, 21 PM; Os Dias do Jazz, Museu Municipal de Faro, Faro, Portugal – 29 April, 21:30 PM; Exib, Expo Iberoamericana de Música, Palácio D. Manuel, Évora, Portugal – 7 May 2016, 15 PM; MUVI, Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal – Special Screening, 11 November 2018, 18 PM.