Brazilian film fest in South Africa 2-4th July

29/06/2010 at 7:35 am Leave a comment


The Cape Winelands Film Festival will present a mini Brazilian Festival on 2, 3 en 4 July 2010 at the Labia Cinema Kloof street. Screenings are free of charge.

Come meet the Brazilian Directors that will attend the screenings. And for the Brazilian soccer team fans there will be a special surprise at the screenings.

2nd of July – Besouro 8.15 pm

3rd of July – Broder 8.15 pm

4th of July – Filhos de João 8.15 pm

THE FILMS :

Film: Besouro (Beetle)

Filmmaker: João Daniel

2nd July – Besouro @ 8.15 pm Labia Screen 2 Kloof Street

Synopsis:

Besouro was the most famous capoeira player of all time. The film tells the story of a boy that defies the laws of physics, like the flying beetle he takes his name from, and becomes a hero that defies prejudice and oppression. Besouro is a film filled with adventure, passion and mysticism.

Film: Bróder (Brother)

Filmmaker: Jeferson De

3rd July – Broder @ 8.15 pm Labia Screen 2 Kloof Street

Synopsis:

Macu has lived on the outskirts of São Paulo all his life. During a surprise birthday party organized by his mother Dona Sonia, and held without the knowledge of his stepfather, he reencounters two of his childhood buddies who no longer live in the neighborhood: Jaiminho, today a successful soccer player in Spain, and Pibe, who strives to make a living as an insurance salesman.

Even though the two friends had moved away, they still have unresolved business to take care of in the neighborhood. Jaiminho had gotten Macu’s stepsister, Elaine, pregnant before leaving and was not handling the situation very well, and Pibe had married Macu’s ex-girlfriend, Claudia. What neither the family nor the friends know is that Macu is deeply in debt with local drug dealers and has agreed to let them use his house as a hideout for a child to be kidnapped by the local drug dealers.

When the plans to kidnap the kid are called off, the gang leaders decide they want Macu to help them kidnap Jaiminho, the millionaire soccer player. Macu has to decide whether to help the criminals and betray his friend or to confront them and risk his own life.

The film was shot in Capão Redondo, a district where more than 1,100 people were murdered since 2000, being 465 below 24-years old. Capão is situated on the South Side of São Paulo Metropolitan Area, where more than 19,100 people were killed at the same period (being about 7,500 people killed during the conflicts at Palestine from 2000-2009, including Palestinian and Israelis, just for comparison). Capão Redondo is also the home of some of the most talented Brazilian artists today, such as musician Mano Brown, the songs of who are included in the film’s soundtrack, as well as writer Ferrez who has collaborated with the movie’s screenplay.

Film: Os Filhos de João (The sons of Joao)

Filmmaker: Henrique Dantas

4th July – Filhos de João @ 8.15 pm Labia Screen 2 Kloof Street

Synopsis:

Musical Docummentary

Written and directed by: Henrique Dantas

Duração: 75´ length:

Year: 2009

Executive producer: Henrique Dantas

Produçer: Hamaca Filmes Producer:

The film richly describes the scenario of Brazilian Popular Music during the 60 and 70’, through the path of the innovative and revolutionary musical group Novos Baianos. It particularly portraits the influence that João Gilberto played upon their musical life and his valuable contribution to the improvement of the songs composed and sang by them. The film also describes a communitarian style of life led by the group members during a certain time and its influence on their final work.

The Film shows unique and rare archive materials of the best MPB music and special participations from Tom Zé, Rogério Duarte, Orlando Senna, Moraes Moreira and Pepeu Gomes, among many others.

Topics like Brazilian Carnival and Cinema, Tropicalism, dictatorship and others are common background to their everyday lives, provoking important reflections for the understanding of Brazilian contemporary culture.

For more information about the festival, you can contact films_for_africa@telkomsa.net

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