The film was selected and exhibited in the Rio BR Festival 2000, with its premier in the month of October. In the same month, it participated of the International Cinema Exhibition in São Paulo, being the only Brazilian movie to be chosen as one of the 12 best films by the public.
In November, the film competed in the Brasília Festival 2000, winning seven Candangos (Awards): Best Movie, acclaimed by the public, Best Movie acclaimed by the critics and jury, Best Director (Laís Bodansky), Best Actor (Rodrigo Santoro), Best Supporting Actor (Gero Camilo), Best Photography (Hugo Kovensky).
In January 2001, the film was exhibited in public Squares during the Tiradentes Festival (MG) for a two thousand people audience. The results of the public votes rating the film came out as: 0% - Regular to Bad, 11% for Good, and 89% for Excellent
In April the film participated of the Recife Festival, winning 9 out of 11 awards disputed: Best Movie, Best Director (Laís Bodanzky), Best Actor (Rodrigo Santoro), Best Story (Luiz Bolognesi), Best Supporting Actor (Gero Camilo), Best Supporting Actress (Cássia Kiss), Best Sound (Romeu Quinto and Sílvia Moraes), Best Soundtrack (André Abujamra and Arnaldo Antunes) and Best Edition (Jacopo Quadri and Letizia Caudullo).