The Violin Teacher

The Violin Teacher

  • Sérgio Machado
  • 2015
  • 1h 42m
  • Brazil

Could music be a way out of the concentrated fury raging in the Sao Paulo favelas? There is an answer in this poignant, realist Brazilian drama about a frustrated and idealistic musician looking for inspiration in a hopeless place.


The film depicts the true story of a talented violinist, who after failing to be hired by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Sao Paulo, takes a job as a music teacher to teenagers in a public school. The path is strewn with difficulties, but the transformative power of music and the friendship that develops between teacher and students open the doors to a new world, brimming with the energy of brazilian music.

The Violin Teacher
Also known as
Tudo que Aprendemos Juntos | Όλα Όσα Μάθαμε Μαζί
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Audience Award

São Paulo International Film Festival


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