O Despertar de Rita

  • Ano de Lançamento: 1983
  • País: Reino Unido
  • Língua: Inglês
  • Título Original: “Educating Rita”
  • Diretor:  Lewis Gilbert
  • Avaliação: Pra parar e refletir

Quando Rita (Julie Waltersentra no escritório de Frank Bryant (Michael Caine), um dos diálogos mais interessantes do cinema britânico se inicia. A cabelereira de sotaque puxado e confiança aparente instiga a figura clássica do professor-universitário-poeta-fracassado.  A relação que ali se inicia é o motor de O Despertar de Rita, filme de Lewis Gilbert baseado na peça de Willy Russell.

The day I got to see my favourite film on the big screen: an ode to the PCC


The first time I watched my favourite film I was around eight-years-old. It was a curious age considering that my favourite film is Harold and Maude, a love story between a 17 year-old guy and an 80 year-old lady. My then still pure mind found that story the most beautiful thing in the world and since that day I’ve been watching it at least once a month. What my eight-year-old self didn’t realise back then was that Harold and Maude was released in the 70’s, which means – in Brazil, at least – I would probably never get to see it on the big screen.