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Loveling (Benzinho) (2018)

Loveling (Benzinho) (2018)

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Irene, 38 years old, is married to Klaus, 45. They live in Petrópolis, a small city in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, and have four children. Fernando (16); Rodrigo (10), and the twins (5). The couple has been struggling for years to finish building their new house. Irene works as an independent seller while finishing her studies to get her high-school diploma. Klaus runs a small copy shop where he also sells books. Fernando, their eldest son, plays handball. After being the highlight of the season, the boy is invited to join a professional team in Germany and will leave his parents house much sooner than expected. Among the everyday issues of their family's life, Irene will have to deal with the early separation from Fernando and adapt to a new life without him.

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Critic Reviews for Loveling (Benzinho)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Without pandering to audience sympathy, [Teles] creates an exceptionally sympathetic focal point for a story that embraces the messy tenderness of life as it's lived.

January 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A warm and wonderfully universal love story that comes across surprisingly unconventional for something so familiar ...

January 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Teles runs the gamut of emotions. We don't need to hear her discuss how she is feeling, we can see it written on her face.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

"Loveling" becomes a movie of great highs and awkward lows, the sort of film that inevitably becomes a sign of all the great things everyone involved will eventually do, rather than a testament to what they've done.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

While Loveling falls flat at some critical emotional points, it is still a relatable film that delves quite deeply into the complexities of womanhood and motherhood.

January 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Warm and winsome, Loveling is an intimate family drama.

January 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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