Based on the most efficient selling book by medium Chico Xavier, the film tells the story of Andre Luiz, a successful doctor who experiences an enlightening spiritual awakening after his death. When he wakes up in the spiritual world, he embarks on a new journey of self-discovery and transformation, from his first days in a dimension of pain and suffering, until when He’s rescued and taken to the spiritual Astral City. With magnificent art direction and special effects that have never been seen before in a Brazilian production, and featuring an amazing score by composer Philip Glass, the film brings to the screen what life is like on the Astral City that hovers in the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere.
a super-production with top-notch special effects and major international talents —Variety
a perfect adaptation of the book… some of the precious gems of the spiritist literature –Thais Campos, Suite101.com
it tackles among the issues that people ask about life, death and the next world —Paranormal Review
About the Director
Wagner de Assis has been a professional screenwriter for the reason that age of 24 in his native Brazil, where he also spent nine years (1993-2002) working for Globo TV, the fifth largest TV Network on the earth, as the head of the press relations department. Wagner has attended the New York Film Academy workshops in 1997 and other screenplay seminars for movies and television writing.
Cinética Films, his film production company, was once found in 1997. He’s also the COO of an independent distribution company, Film Connection, which imports and distributes independent films from both Brazilian and international producers.
Wagner is the writer of six produced Portuguese language features. Three of them were the top grossing Brazilian movies of their respective seasons Twisting (Requebra, 1998); Popstar (romantic comedy, 1999), Xuxa and the Gnomes (fairytale, 2000), Xuxa and the fairies (sequel, 2001), Summer Dream (2002, teen adventure), The Fortuneteller (drama, writer-director-producer, 2004).