Serial Kisser (Beijoquiero)

1993 | 00:29:00 | Brazil | Portuguese, Brazil | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Humor, Latino/Chicano, Media Analysis

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An upbeat and engaging documentary with a dynamic, experimental style. Beijoquerio introduces viewers to a Brazilian man who strives for world peace by kissing all the rich and famous people he can reach. Upon hearing that Frank Sinatra was afraid to come and perform in Brazil, he felt compelled to go and kiss Sinatra to prove Brazil was a friendly place. He has suffered many injuries and broken bones as a result of his mission, which curiously enough embodies basic notions of “Christian” behavior, yet scares many away. He is now a folk hero in Brazil, his place in history cemented by his successful kissing of Pelé.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Prizes + Awards

Best Direction, 10th Rio Cine Festival, Best Documentary, 3e Mondial de la Video, Brussels,
Prize for Work of Special Distinction, 16th Tokyo Video Festival
Special Mention, Algarve Intl' Video Festival

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 1994