Globo will release "Perfect Love" to the international market at this year's Mipcom event. The title is currently showing in Brazil.“'Perfect Love’ is a fell-good story about love that nonetheless discusses subjects that are relevant to society, like racism and machismo," Marcela Parise, Head of International Marketing and Customer Success said. "Besides, it shows a Brazil with diverse stories and characters. Duca Rachid, who has won international awards with other telenovelas, knows how to conquer different audiences and ‘Perfect Love' will be no different. It is another work that enters our portfolio and is ready to engage more audiences."
"Perfect Love," created by Duca Rachid and Júlio Fischer, as well as the artistic direction of André Câmara, is a telenovela that takes place in the 1940s and is freely inspired in the work “Miracle of Marcelino," by the Spaniard José María Sánchez Silva, first published in the early 1950s. ''Our first wish was really to talk about love, not only romantic love, but a fraternal love, a love between parents and their children," Rachid said. "The telenovela starts off as a melodrama, a serial story, a fairy tale, with the story of a woman who is unjustly imprisoned because she falls into her stepmother’s trap. That is the starting point to talk about matters like diversity, machismo, prejudice, relationships between mother and son, father and children', recalls Duca, winner of the International Emmy with ‘Precious Pearl' and ‘Orphans of a Nation'."
For the construction of the telenovela, the authors also highlight the importance of an aesthetic based on the history of Brazil. “We start with the fact that our Marcelino, in our version, is a Black boy. This already guides the entire development of the story," Fischer said. "Aesthetically, too, we are obeying historical references. It's a fictional city, yes, but it's not a fantasy city. It is a city that drinks a lot from the reality that we absorbed from research."
"Perfect Love" tells the story of Marê, a character played by Camila Queiroz, a rich girl, student of Administration and Finance, who falls in love with the young doctor Orlando. Fiancée of Gaspar, Marê goes against her father's wishes to live this love. The tragic death of her father and her stepmother's action to blame her causes Marê to be unfairly arrested. What she didn't imagine is that, at that time, she was already pregnant with Orlando. Trapped and helpless, Marê sees her dream of taking care of her son destroyed by her stepmother's ambition.
During a failed escape attempt, Marê gives birth to Ângelo, who is mysteriously left at the door of the town's church and is baptized by the religious persons as Marcelino. Eight years later, the boy keeps firm faith that one day he will find his mother. “Marê is very special in my life because, in addition to being a character I've never played anything like, it's a great challenge," Queiroz said. "We are talking about a young woman who breaks all the barriers of society, the behavior of the time, being very faithful to her values, her essence and what she believes is right."
'Perfect Love’ is a fell-good story about love that nonetheless discusses subjects that are relevant to society, like racism and machismo. Besides, it shows a Brazil with diverse stories and characters. Duca Rachid, who has won international awards with other telenovelas, knows how to conquer different audiences and ‘Perfect Love' will be no different. It is another work that enters our portfolio and is ready to engage more audiences.” Marcela Parise Head of International Marketing and Customer Success