Aleijadinho (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Aleijadinho (2003)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Brazilian brothers Renato and Geraldo Santos Pereira direct the period biopic Aleijadinho: Passion, Glory, and Torment. The film is a portrait of the 18th century artist Antonio Francisco Lisboa as played by Mauricio Goncalves. Also known as Aleijadinho, the sculptor, architect, and martyr was originally born the son of a slave. The artist's life is told in flashbacks through a professor's investigation conducted years after his death. Aleijadinho's daughter-in-law (Ruth de Souza) tells stories about his life and career, revealing his struggles with mental illness and disease which ultimately caused his physical disabilities. Even with the disadvantage to his extremities and the trauma involving his wife, Aleijadinho continued to work. Aleijadinho: Passion, Glory, and Torment was screened in the U.S. at the 2002 African Diaspora Film Festival in New York.


Ruth de Souza
as Joana Lopes
Antonio Naddeo
as Rodrigo Bretas
Carlos Vereza
as Cláudio Manoel da Costa
Edwin Luisi
as Manoel Francisco Lisboa
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Aleijadinho

There are no critic reviews yet for Aleijadinho. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for Aleijadinho

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

Aleijadinho Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Aleijadinho on our Movie forum!

News & Features