Based on the novel 'A Distant Father' by novelist and playwright Antonio Skármeta( IL POSTINO and NO). THE MOVIE OF MY LIFE is set in beautiful southern Brazil. Tony, the son of a Frenchman and a Brazilian woman, is a young man with a profound love of cinema and poetry.
After graduating from college he returns to his small town in rural Brazil, to find out that his father had left. Tony turns to the company of his father's friends in search of information and references of a lost male role model.
He becomes a school teacher and a male figure to kids in an attempt to provide them with something he lacks himself. A series of developments lead him to a surprising discovery of his father's whereabouts and reasons for leaving.