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My Sweet Orange Tree is a 2012 Brazilian drama film, based on the novel of the same name. Directed by Marcos Bernstein and starring João Guilherme Ávila and José de Abreu, is the second film adaptation of the novel by José Mauro de Vasconcelos. The film follows the story of Zezé, a very imaginative but misunderstood boy. The idea of adapting the novel started in 2004, when at the request of the producer of the movie Katia Machado, Marcos Bernstein and Melanie Dimantas wrote a screenplay. Later, Bernstein offered to direct the film, which was for a period a French-Brazilian production until finished as an exclusively Brazilian film. After filming between 2010 and 2011 in Minas Gerais, My Sweet Orange Tree was exhibited for the first time in 2012, at the Festival do Rio. The film debuted in theaters in Brazil on April 19, 2013 and received varied reviews, which highlighted João Guilherme Avila as Zezé and Gustavo Hadba photography.