Passionada, A Film About a Fado Singer

New York, USA – On August 15, 2003, Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the film
Passionada. It is a movie about the trials and tribulations of love and the struggle between one’s instincts and cultural traditions.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of New Bedford, Passionada is a wonderful and winning romance centered on a Portuguese-American family where old traditions conflict with modern views. The family is headed by a beautiful and talented Fado singer (Sofia Milos), who is also a single mother, juggling life with her willful teenage daughter (Emmy Rossum) and her meddling mother-in-law (Lupe Ontiveros). She has everything under control until a sexy wandering stranger (Jason Isaacs) falls in love with her, forcing Sofia to decide if the wrong man just might be the right one.

The film stars Isaacs (HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, PETER PAN), Milos (“The Sopranos”), Rossum (Roland Emmerich’s TOMORROW, Clint Eastwood’s MYSTIC RIVER), Theresa Russell (BLACK WIDOW), Seymour Cassel (THE ROYAL TANNENBAUMS), and Ontiveros (REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES). It was written by Jim & Steve Jermanok with a musical score by Harry Gregson-Williams (SHREK). Jim Jermanok also served as Executive Producer.

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