January 05, 2007

A Brazilian Comedy That Mixes Love, Marriage, and Soccer

More Than a Family Comedy, “Romeo & Juliet Get Married” Speaks to the Never Ending Universal Search for Love, Passion and Happiness

The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to present Brazil’s “Romeo & Juliet Get Married,” a Shakespeare-inspired comedy with a very Brazilian twist, for January’s installment of Cinema en tu Idioma. This vivacious comedy about love, passion, soccer, laughter, and the compromises we make for family will enjoy a one-week exclusive run at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center January 12 - 18.

Alfredo Baragatti, lawyer, son of Italians, a die-hard Palmeiras fan, member of the Board of the Palmeiras Soccer Club, raises Juliet to be just like him, one more person in love with the team. She was baptized as an homage to the Palmeiras´ idols: Julinho with “Juli” and Echevarietta with “et” – Juliet. She is a centre forward professional female soccer player.

Juliet falls in love with Romeo, a 45 year-old ophtalmologist, and die-hard Corinthians fan, the main rival of Palmeiras. Romeo pretends to be Palmeirense out of love for Juliet and in order to win over his future father-in-law. He becomes a member of The Palmeiras Soccer Club and cheers at the games like a true Palmeiras fan. Romeo risks losing his own family´s respect and love – Zilinho (Leonardo Miggiorin) his 22 year-old son and his grandma Nenzica (Berta Zemmel) – both radical Corinthians fans.

The lie creates a series of hilarious and unexpected twists and turns, complicated and comedic situations that the characters get themselves into and make up the essence of the story.

Cinema en tu Idioma is Media Arts Center San Diego’s monthly screening program which presents a one-week run of a hit Spanish-language film from Latin America or Spain. Tickets are available at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center box office (7510 Hazard Center Drive) prior to each screening for $9.50 General Admission and $6.50 Students, Seniors and “Aficionado del Cine Latino” Members. For additional information on “Romeo & Juliet Get Married” and Cinema en tu Idioma, please visit www.sdlatinofilm.com.

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