Brazil has announced the 12 films from which one will be chosen to be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles as Brazil’s Oscar entry in the new category of best international feature film (previously Foreign Language). The list includes two documentaries (“Humberto Mauro” e “Espero tua (re)volta”) and two films that premiered in Cannes in May 2019
The 12 films are:
“Bacurau”, by Kleber Mendonça Filho
“Los silencios”, by Beatriz Seigner
“A vida invisível”, by Karim Aïnouz
“Sócrates”, by Alex Moratto
“A última abolição”, by Alice Gomes
“A voz do silêncio”, by André Ristum
“Bio”, by Carlos Gerbase
“Legalidade”, by Zeca Brito
“Humberto Mauro”, by André Di Mauro
“Espero tua (re)volta”. by Eliza Capai
“Chorar de Rir”, by Toniko Melo
“Simonal”, by Leonardo Domingues
The jury to choose the film to go forward is made up of directors Anna Muylaert, David Shürmann and Zelito Viana; producers Sara Silveira and Vania Catani; diretor of photography, Walter Carvalho; screenwriter Mikael de Albuquerque; critic, curator and founder of the festival É Tudo Verdade, Amir Labaki; and the director of Festival do Rio, Rio’s international film festival, Ilda Santiago.
Although mainly in Portuguese, the official programme of Festival do Rio is still a very useful tool for anyone planning to attend the event and who wishes to plan what to watch. Here is the link to download the festival programme.
The selection for this year’s Première Brasil, has been announced in Rio de Janeiro, and consists of 41 features and 28 shorts.
Première Brasil 2014 includes ten feature films, ten feature length documentaries and sixteen shorts in the main competition. A further five features and two documentary features will screen hors concours, while other Brazilian productions will screen in special Première Brasil sidebars such as Portraits and New Trends.
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | FICTION | COMPETITION
- Ausência, by Chico Teixeira, 84’ World Premiere (SP)
- Casa Grande, by Fellipe Barbosa, 115’ (RJ)
- Love Film Festival, by Manuela Dias, 100’ World Premier (RJ)
- O Fim De Uma Era, by Bruno Safadi and Ricardo Pretti 73’ World Premier (RJ)
- O Fim e os Meios, by Murilo Salles, 105’ World Premier (RJ)
- O Outro Lado do Paraíso, by André Ristum, 100’ World Premier (SP)
- Último Cine Drive-in, by Iberê Carvalho, 98’ World PremierL (DF)
- Obra, by Gregorio Graziosi, 80’ (SP)
- Prometo um dia deixar essa cidade, by Daniel Aragão Brasil, 90’ World Premier (PE)
- Sangue Azul, by Lírio Ferreira, 114’ (SP)
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | DOCUMENTARIES | COMPETITION
- À Queima Roupa, by Theresa Jessouroun, 90’ World Premier (RJ)
- A Vida Privada dos Hipopótamos, by Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani, 91’ (SP)
- Campo de Jogo, by Eryk Rocha, 71’ World Premier (RJ)
- Esse Viver Ninguém me Tira, by Caco Ciocler, 72’ (DF)
- Favela Gay, by Rodrigo Felha, 71’ World Premier (RJ)
- Meia Hora E As Manchetes Que Viram Manchete, by Angelo Defanti, 81’ World Premier (RJ)
- My Name is Now, Elza Soares, by Elizabete Martins Campos, 71’ World Premier (MG)
- O Estopim, by Rodrigo Mac Niven, 87’ World Premier (RJ)
- Porque Temos Esperança, by Susanna Lira, 71’ World Premier (RJ)
- Samba & Jazz, by Jefferson Mello, 90’ (RJ)
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | SHORTS | COMPETITION
- Cine Paissandu: Histórias de uma Geração, by Christian Jafas, 15’ (RJ) – Documentary
- E o amor foi se tornando cada dia mais distante, by Alexander de Moraes, 9’, (RJ) – Documentary
- Mater Dolorosa, by Tamur Aimara and Daniel Caetano, 12’ (RJ) – Documentary
- Cloro, by Marcelo Grabowsky, 15’ (RJ) – Fiction
- Barqueiro, by José Menezes and Lucas Justiniano, 15’ (SP) – FIC
- Outono, by Anna Azevedo, 12’ (RJ) – Fiction
- O Clube, by Allan Ribeiro, 15’ (RJ) – Fiction
- Edifício Tatuapé Mahal, by Carolina Markowicz and Fernanda Salloum, 9’ (SP) – Fiction
- Menino da Gamboa, by Pedro Perazzo and Rodrigo Luna, 14’ (BA) – Fiction
- Diário de Novas Lembranças, by João Pedro Oct, 13’ (SP) – Fiction
- Historia Natural, by Julio Cavani, 12’ (PE) – Fiction
- The Yellow Generation, by Daniel Sake 7’ (RJ) – Fiction
- Kyoto, by Deborah Viegas, 8’ (SP) – Fiction
- Loja de Répteis, by Pedro Severien, 15’ (PE) – Fiction
- Max Uber, by Andre Amparo, 15’ (MG) – Fiction
- Sem Título # 1: Dance of Leitfossil, by Carlos Adriano, 6’ (SP) – Documentary
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | HORS CONCOURS | FICTION
- A Luneta Do Tempo , by Alceu Valença, 97’ (PE)
- Boa Sorte, by Carolina Jabor, 90’ (RJ)
- El Ardor, by Pablo Fendrik, 90’ (RJ)
- Infância, by Domingos Oliveira, 84’ (RJ)
- Trinta, by Paulo Machline, 94’ World Premier (SP)
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | HORS CONCOURS | DOCUMENTARIES
- Brincante, by Walter Carvalho, 92’ World Premier (SP)
- Cássia, by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle, 120’ World Premier (RJ)
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | HORS CONCOURS | SHORTS
- Compêndio, by Eugenio Puppo and Ricardo Carioba, 15’ (SP) – Fiction
- Pé sem chão, by Sérgio Ricardo, 14’ (RJ) – Fiction
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | NEW TRENDS | FEATURES
- A Revolução do Ano, by Diogo Faggiano, 76’ World Premier (SP)
- Castanha, by Davi Pretto, 95’ (RS)
- Deserto Azul, by Eder Santos, 94’ World Premier (MG)
- Hamlet, by Cristiano Burlan, 90’ World Premier (SP)
- Permanência, by Leonardo Lacca, 85’ World Premier (PE)
- Seewatchlook o que você vê quando olha o que enxerga?, by Michel Melamed, 79’ World Premier (RJ)
- Tudo vai ficar da cor que você quiser, by Letícia Simões, 75’ World Premier (RJ)
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | NEW TRENDS | SHORTS
- A Deusa Branca, by Alfeu França, 30’ (RJ) – Documentary
- Indícios 3 – quanto tempo a gente precisa ficar andando no mesmo lugar para dar um passo, by Dannon Lacerda, 12’ (RJ) – Fiction
- La Llamada, by Gustavo Vinagre, 19’ (SP) – Documentary
- O Bom Comportamento, by Eva Randolph, 20’ (RJ) – Fiction
- O Rei, by Larissa Figueiredo, 25’ (PR) – Documentary
- Tenho um dragão que mora comigo, by Wislan Esmeraldo, 17’ (CE) – Fiction
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | PORTRAITS | FEATURES
- O Vento Lá Fora, by Marcio Debellian, 62’ World Premier (RJ)
- De Gravata e Unha Vermelha, by Miriam Chnaiderman, 86’ (SP)
- Guardiões do Samba, by Eric and Marc Belhassen, 81’ World Premier (SP)
- Ídolo, de Ricardo Calvet, 103’ World Premier (RJ)
- Para Sempre Teu Caio F., by Cande Salles , 90’ World Premier (RJ)
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | PORTRAITS | SHORTS
- Andrea Tonacci, by Rodrigo Grota, 25’ (PR) – Documentary
- Araca – O Samba em Pessoa, by Aleques Eiterer, 20’ (RJ) – Documentary
- Caetana, by Felipe Nepomuceno, 15’ (RJ) – Documentary
- Nora, by Gabriel Mendes and Fernando Munõz , 7’ (RJ) – Documentary
- Na Quebrada, by Fernando Grostein Andrade, 90’ (SP)
- Encantados, by Tizuka Yamasaki, 78’ World Premier (RJ)
The first trailer for “Rio, Eu Te Amo“, which is part of the Cities of Love series, has been released. Produced by Conspiração Filmes, Empyrean Pictures and BossaNovaFilms, the film is set for an 11 September release in Brazil.
Among the directors involved in the project are Paolo Sorrentino, Vicente Amorim, John Turturro, Guillermo Arriaga, Stephan Elliott, Sang-soo Im, Nadine Labaki, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, Carlos Saldanha and Andrucha Waddington. Actors include Fernanda Montenegro, Rodrigo Santoro, Vincent Cassel, Jason Isaacs, Cláudia Abreu, John Turturro, Emily Mortimer, Marcelo Serrado, Harvey Keitel and Vanessa Paradis.
Ale Abreu’s The Boy and the World (O menino e o mundo), which screened at Festival do Rio in Première Brasil: New Trends, has taken the top prizes at the prestigious international animation festival in Annecy. The film won both the festival’s Cristal Award as well as the audience award for favourite film during the 38th festival.
This is the second year in a row that a Brazilian feature has won the top prize. In 2013 the Cristal Award went to Luiz Bolognesie’s Uma história de amor e fúria (Rio 2096).
Festival do Rio, South America’s largest and most important film festival, has unveiled the line up for Première Brasil. Première Brasil is the only competitive section of Festival do Rio with jury prizes to be presented at the end of the festival. Three highly prized audience awards will also be bestowed on the best Brazilian feature film, best documentary and best short film.
Première Brasil, which has as its festival home the historic Odeon Petrobras (photo) in Cinelandia in downtown Rio de Janeiro, is the beating heart of Festival do Rio, and the best annual global showcase of contemporary Brazilian cinema.
This year’s Première Brasil includes eleven feature films, eight feature length documentaries and seventeen shorts in competition. A further three features and five documentary features will screen hors concours, while other Brazilian productions will screen in special Première Brasil sidebars such as Portraits and New Trends.
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | FICTION | COMPETITION
- OS AMIGOS (Best Friends), by Lina Chamie (SP), 89’
- DE MENOR (Underage), by Caru Alves de Souza (SP), 77’
- ENTRE NÓS (Sheep’s Clothing), by Paulo Morelli (SP), 97’
- ESTRADA 47 – A MONTANHA (Road 47 – The Mountain), by Vicente Ferraz (SP), 107’
- O HOMEM DAS MULTIDÕES (The Man of the Crowd), by Marcelo Gomes e Cao Guimarães (MG), 93’
- JOGO DAS DECAPITAÇÕES (Beheadings Game), by Sérgio Bianchi (SP), 96’
- O LOBO ATRÁS DA PORTA (A Wolf at the Door), by Fernando Coimbra (SP), 100’
- MINUTOS ATRÁS (Past Minut), by Caio Sóh (RJ), 106’
- PERISCÓPIO (Periscope), by Kiko Goifman (SP), 80’
- QUASE SAMBA (Lyrics), by Ricardo Targino (RJ), 90’
- TATUAGEM (Tattoo), by Hilton Lacerda (PE), 110
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | DOCUMENTARIES | COMPETITION
- CATIVAS, PRESAS PELO CORAÇÃO (Captive Hearts), by Joana Nin (PR), 77’
- CIDADE DE DEUS – 10 ANOS DEPOIS (City of God – 10 Years Later),by Cavi Borges & Luciano Vidigal (RJ), 75’
- CONVERSA COM JH (Writers Block), by Ernesto Rodrigues (RJ), 93’ DAMAS DO SAMBA (Lady’s Samba), by Susanna Lira (RJ), 75’
- A FARRA DO CIRCO (Ruckus in the Circus), by Roberto Berliner & Pedro Bronz (RJ), 94’
- FLA x FLU (Fla x Flu), by Renato Terra (SP), 85’
- A GENTE (Custodians), by Aly Muritiba (PR), 99’
- HISTÓRIAS DE ARCANJO – UM DOCUMENTÁRIO SOBRE TIM LOPES (Stories of Arcanjo – a documentary about Tim Lopes), by Guilherme Azevedo (RJ), 84’.
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | FICTION | HORS CONCOURS
- EDUCAÇÃO SENTIMENTAL (Sentimental Education), by Julio Bressane (RJ), 84’
- GATA VELHA AINDA MIA (Never too Old to Meow), by Rafael Primot (SP), 86’
- MATO SEM CACHORRO (The Dognapper), by Pedro Amorim (RJ), 121’
PREMIÈRE BRASIL | DOCUMENTARIES | HORS CONCOURS
- CAUBY – COMEÇARIA TUDO OUTRA VEZ (Cauby – I Would Start All Over Again), by Nelson Hoineff (RJ), 80’
- FEIO, EU? (Ugly, Me?), by Helena Ignez (SP), 70’
- MATARAM MEU IRMÃO (They Killed My Brother), by Cristiano Burlan (SP), 77’;
- SERRA PELADA: A LENDA DA MONTANHA DE OURO (The Legend Of the Golden Mountain), by Victor Lopes (RJ), 90’.
- VINTE – RioFilme, 20 anos de cinema brasileiro (Twenty), by Carlos Diegues (RJ) 80
The Brazilian-French co-production, Amazonia, filmed in 3D and directed by Thierry Ragobert, has been chosen as the opening film for Festival do Rio.
Rio’s international film festival opens on 26 September and runs through 10 October 2013.
The film tells the story of Kong, a young monkey raised in captivity that survives a plane crash and must adapt to life in the Amazon. With a R$26 million budget (US$10 million), the film is the biggest production ever shot in the Amazon.
Amazônia is scheduled to close the Venice Film Festival on 8 September and will also screen in Toronto.
Festival do Rio, Rio de Janeiro’s international film festival, will take place between Thursday 26 September and Thursday, 10 October in 2013. It will be the festival’s 15th anniversary.
The festival will screen around 400 films from more than 60 countries at 30 venues spread across Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian films and Première Brasil, which has as its festival home the historic Odeon Petrobras in downtown Rio de Janeiro, are the beating heart of Festival do Rio, and the festival is rightfully acknowledged as the best annual global showcase of contemporary Brazilian film.
Première Brasil is the only competitive section of Festival do Rio with jury awards – the Rednetor (photo) – to be presented on Thursday 10 October. Three highly prized audience awards will also be bestowed on the best Brazilian feature film, best documentary and best short film.
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