The Violin Teacher
Laerte (Lázaro Ramos) is a promising musician who suffers a crisis in the middle of an audition for a position at the Symphony Orchestra of the State of São Paulo (Osesp). He loses his chance to work in the biggest symphony orchestra in Latin America, Feeling frustrated and in financial trouble, he accepts a job teaching music in the famous favela of Heliopolis. At the school, surrounded by poverty and violence, he rediscovers music in such a passionate way that he eventually transforms his young students. “The Violin Teacher” is inspired by the true story of the formation of the Symphonic Orchestra of Heliopolis and tells the moving saga of a musician and his students who had their lives transformed by art.