Brazilian film week opens in Hanoi (Vietnam)

04/12/2009 at 11:54 pm

A Brazilian film week featuring six movies and a documentary will play in Hanoi from December 4TH to 10TH .

The lineup includes:


“Out of tune”

“O auto da compadecida”

“My name is not Johnny”

“Noel- The samba poet”

“Two sons of Francisco” and

“Metalworkers,” a documentary by Eduardo Countinho about a historic strike of 21 metalworkers in Sao Paulo that changed the face of union politics in Brazil.

The highlight of the week is the 2005 box-office hit “Two sons of Francisco”, a rags-to-riches story of poor rural boys who grew up to become the biggest singers in South American country.

The films will be screened with Vietnamese subtitles.

Brazil’s movie industry began in 1898 with pantomimes, documentaries and fiction. Musicals were popular in the 1950s followed by the new kind of modernistic and experimental cinema called New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) from France and its own new wave movement, Cinema Novo in the 1960s, according to The Saigon Times Daily.

The film week, taking place at the National Cinema Center, 87 Lang Ha Street, was organized by the Brazilian Embassy in Vietnam.

Free tickets are available at the center and the Brazilian Embassy, 14 Thuy Khue Street.


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