Tribeca Movie Review: Santiago


The following film was reviewed at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

World Documentary Competition
2007, Brazil
Dir: Joåo Moriera Salles

Director of several award winning documentary series such as Blues (1989) and America (1990) in his home country of Brazil, Joåo Salles is best known for his in depth studies on contemporary Latin American culture, as well as being the brother of Walter Salles. For his next project, Salles decided to tackle an issue of smaller proportions, yet with a much larger personal significance for him. The subject of the film was to be Santiago, the butler who lived at his home in Brazil and who served him and his family for thirty years.

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