Posts tagged ‘Premiere Brazil! 2010’
Lula, o filho do Brasil (Lula, Son of Brazil)
Directed by Fabio Barreto. With Gloria Pires, Rui Ricardo Diaz, Cleo Pires.
This emotionally involving, fictionalized biopic about Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, widely known as “Lula,” focuses on his poor childhood in the interior of Pernambuco, and especially on the integrity and commitment of his mother, played by the incomparable Pires. Archival newsreel footage cleverly enhances the recounting of Lula’s formative years as a union organizer.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 130 min.
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Bye Bye Brasil
Directed by Carlos Diegues. With José Wilker, Betty Faria, Fábio Júnior.
A traveling sideshow made up of a magician, a strongman, and an exotic dancer stops in rural villages hoping to mesmerize the townspeople out of whatever money they may have. When a young accordionist becomes enamored of the show’s exotic dancer, he and his pregnant wife join the show as it sets off deeper into the country’s interior.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 100 min.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Olhos de ressaca (Undertow Eyes)
Directed by Petra Costa.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 17 min.
Directed by Maya Da-Rin.
On the shared border of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru lies an island surrounded by the immense Amazon rainforest and populated by both indigenous people and urbanites. This vibrant, gorgeously photographed film transmits the broken rhythms and alienated rituals generated when wilderness and urbanization collide.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 75 min.
Monday, July 26, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Time of Fear 2009. Brazil. Directed by Sergio Rezende. With Andrea Beltrão, Denise Weinberg, Lee Thalor. A recently widowed piano teacher is shocked when her only son is imprisoned for killing a young woman. Her situation goes from bad to (more…)
A ilha (The Island)
Directed by Alê Camargo.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 9 min.
Os inquilinos (The Tenants)
Directed by Sergio Bianchi. With Fernando Alves Pinto, Zezeh Barbosa, Caio Blat.
Bianchi’s richly detailed excavation of society’s fear of and fascination with violence—from television’s constant stream of near pornographic mayhem to venomous suspicion between neighbors, petty feuds within married couples, and quarreling among children—is an indictment of the lowest human impulses.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 103 min.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Reidy, a construção da utopia (Reidy, Building Utopia)
Directed by Ana Maria Magalhães.
Magalhães’s documentary follows the trajectory of architect and urbanist Affonso Eduardo Reidy, who turned Rio de Janeiro into a modern city with such projects as the Museum of Modern Art and the Flamengo Embankment.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 77 min.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 5:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Lixo extraordinário (Waste Land)
2010. Great Britain/Brazil.
Directed by Lucy Walker. Co-directed by João Jardim, Karen Harley.
This documentary follows celebrated contemporary artist Vik Muniz on an emotional journey to the world’s largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho, outside Rio de Janeiro, and explores his three-year collaboration with the catadores, who inhabit the “trash city” picking recyclables. It tells an immensely powerful story of people at the end of their rope, using art as a means to “recycle” their own lives.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 90 min.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 2:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Xica da Silva
Directed by Carlos Diegues. With Zezé Motta, Walmor Chagas, Altair Lima.
A romanticized retelling of the true story of Xica da Silva, an eighteenth-century African slave in the state of Minas Gerais, who became the lover of the Portuguese royal agent in possession of the region’s exclusive diamond-mining contract. Restored print courtesy of Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 107 min.
Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Os famosos e os duendes da morte (The Famous and the Dead)
Directed by Esmir Filho. With Ismael Caneppele, Tuane Eggers, Henrique Larré.
In rural Brazil, a sixteen-year-old Bob Dylan fan reaches out to the world through the Internet while coping with traumatic memories of loss and death. Filho’s multiple-award-winning debut feature powerfully transmits the outsider feelings of a desperate teenager.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 90 min.
Friday, July 23, 2010, 4:30 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
The Bizarre Friends of Ricardinho
Directed by Augusto Canani.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 20 min.
É Proibido Fumar (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)
Directed by Anna Muylaert. With Glória Pires, Paulo Miklos, Marisa Orth.
When a bachelor moves into the empty apartment next to Baby, she seizes the chance to finally fill her life with something beyond the pleasures of chain-smoking—and she won’t let anything get in her way. Wacky and utterly charming, the film offers many surprises, expertly delivered by Pires and Miklos.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 86 min.