"I have already lived my death and now all that is left is to make a film about it." So said the filmmaker Hector Babenco to Bárbara Paz when he realized he did not have much time left. She accepted the challenge to fulfill the last wish of her late partner: to be the main protagonist in his own death.

In this tender immersion into the life of one of the greatest filmmakers from South America, Babenco himself consciously bares his soul in intimate and painful situations. He expresses fears and anxieties, and also memories, reflections, and fantasies, in this face-off between his intellectual vigor and physical frailty, which were the hallmarks of his career.

From the onset of cancer at the age of 38 until his death at 70, Babenco made of the cinema his medicine and the nourishment that kept him alive. "Babenco – Tell me when I Die” is Barbara Paz's first feature film, but is also in a way Hector's last work: a film about filming so never to die.

Cast and Credits

Director: Bárbara Paz

Screenwriter: Maria Camargo, Bárbara Paz

Cast: Hector Babenco, Willem Dafoe, Bárbara Paz

Production Company: HB Filmes

Co-Production Company: Gullane

Associate Production Companies: Lusco Fusco, Ava Filmes, Globo Filmes, Globo News, Canal Brasil

Producers: Bárbara Paz, Myra Babenco, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane

Associated Producer: Willem Dafoe

Associated Producer: Petra Costa

Cinematographer: Stefan Ciupek, Carolina Costa, Bárbara Paz

Editor: Cao Guimarães

Editing Consultor: Yael Bitton

Supervising Sound Editor: Miriam Biderman, ABC ; Rodrigo Ferrante

Original Soundtrack: O Grivo

Music: Radiohead

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