knew Glauber ever since he was
with the sweet Rosinha Maria Penna,
an actress in his films,also a
artist, she and her sister Cristina
and their children are very friendly
to me, even today! I still have
the beautiful big green bag she
gave to me during her last trip
to Italy; how very sweet and kind
D. Lucia, Glauber's mother, at
that time had a flat on the top
of the Theatre Ipanema where my
friend Carlos Freire used to have
his library with my darling Edmilson
Glauber's sister, Anecy Rocha
(also an actress) was there with
her husband Walter Lima Junior.(
Walter Lima JR. came to visit
me at my flat years later, I was
very pleased that he attended
a lunch for me, and let me have
all his family news).
Anyway, I used to go to Glauber's
house in Botafogo where he lived
with Rosinha, and I have incredible
memories of sitting there talking
for ages. At that time everybody
was very serious and professional,
they even didn't drink, as far
as I can remember. At that time
the "Cinema Novo" was
the greatest in the world with
wonderful creativity. Glauber
was invited to all the film festivals
- a great success - winning prices
in Cannes, Venice etc.
Rocha was there with Paolo Brunato.
He is shown being introduced to
the Brazilian actor Celso Farias
and Beny Cardoso, actress.
time goes by, Glauber came to
work in Rome, so temporarily he
was living with me in Via S. Cosimato.
He was alone, sad and waiting
for news of work from RAI, Italian
TV. He obtained it, then moved
to a Hotel-residence and got on
with his life.
The last time I saw Glauber was
in a flat in Arpoador, Ipanema.
We arrived there and he forgot
that he had an appointment with
us, from the door I could hear
him singing to his little children:"Em
cima daquele morro tem um pe de
....." I did not disturb
his singing,when he finished I
rang the bell.
I want to leave and keep with
me this sweet, delightful memory
of him and his children.