Sérgio Machado

Sérgio Machado is a Brazilian film director and screenwriter. His film LOWER CITY (2005) was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes an THE VIOLIN TEACHER (2015) was nominated at Locarno.

The Violin Teacher

A film by Sérgio Machado

2015 - Brazil - Drama

After failing to be admitted into the renowned São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra, Laerte, a talented violinist, is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school in Heliopolis, the biggest favela of Brazil. His path is full of difficulties but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the professor and his students open the doors into a new world.
Based on a true story.