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The Cake (Episode from the movie Hapiness Is...) Fic . 35mm . Color . 14’ . 1995

A couple preparing for their golden wedding anniversary. Happiness may just be having someone to humiliate. Happiness may just be not being alone.

Director José Roberto Torero

José Roberto Torero directed six short films, two of them as a student from ECA-USP and four of them through Superfilmes: Memento Mori, Love! (best movie at Havana festival, Vila do COnde, Palm Springs, Santiago do Chile, Toronto, Gramado and Brasília), The Soul of Business (best movie in four festivals, including Drama, in Greek), and The Cake - Episode from the Movie "Happiness Is..." (special jury award from Hamburgo Festival).


He also made a medium length movie The World of a Barber Shop, for TV Cultura, and the feature film Manual for Love Stories.


He also scripted the short film A Soccer Tale, an Academy Award Finalist, and seven feature films, among them Posthumous Memoirs, Little Book of Love, Pelé Forever and The Story of Me.


He published 30 books (among them O Chalaça, Jabuti's Romance Award) and wrote a football column in Folha de S.Paulo from 1998 to 2012.


In television, for 8 years he wrote the Retrato Falado program, exhibited on Fantástico, beyond FDP series, exhibited on HBO since april 2012.

Filmography as director: 

Manual for love stories (2004, 35mm, 84')

Memento Mori (2002, 35mm, 12')

The world of a barber shop (2002, video, 55')

The cake - Episode from the movie "Happiness is..." (1995, 35mm, 70') 

Love(1994, 35 mm, 14') 


Wanda Lacerda 

Jofre Soares


Writter and Director

José Roberto Torero

Executive Production 

Zita Carvalhosa


Kátia Coelho


Paulo Sacramento


Caio Gullane 

Fabiano Gullane 

  • Festival de Gramado 1995 - Best Film by Popular Jury 
  • Festival de Cuiabá 1995 - Best Film by Popular Jury and Best Actress (Wanda Lacerda)
  • Festival de Brasília 1995 - Best Film by Popular Jury and Best Supporting Actress

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