The Last Poem

O Último Poema

2015 / Feature / Documentary

Directed by Mirela Kruel

Funds: FUMPROARTE, Edital SEDAC-RS / Post-production

Helena Maria Balbinot, a countryside teacher from the south of Brazil, exchanged letters during 24 years with Brazilian modernist poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade. The movie reveals part of these letters. Through scenes of poetry and extreme beauty, this friendship is reinvented in the audience eyes. A meeting between the poems of Drummond and the particular universe of Helena Maria.

Labs, markets and events

  • Doc Montevideo 2015 / Meetings


  • Festival de Cine de Bogotá 2015
    • Best Art Documentary
  • 44ª Festival de Cinema de Gramado
  • Women International Film Festival - CINEFEM – Con una Mirada de Mujer