Veloso was taken from his São Paulo home to Rio de Janeiro, where he was placed in solitary confinement for one week and held behind bars for 54 days.
More than 50 years later, in the documentary “Narcissus Off Duty,” which will premiere on Sept. 7 at the Venice Film Festival, the multiple Grammy Award winner recounts his incarceration in detail and performs songs that sprung forth from this painful experience. (Watch the film’s exclusive trailer above.)
Directed by Renato Terra and Ricardo Calil (“A Night in 67”), the doc is co-produced by Veloso’s wife and manager Paula Lavigne’s Uns Producoes with Walter Salles’s VideoFilmes. Globoplay has acquired rights for streaming in Brazil.
Veloso and Salles spoke exclusively to Variety about the