Brazilian Film Festival in London: Barbican 25th Jun – 3rd July

29/05/2010 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

For the fourth consecutive year the Barbican, with the support of the Embassy of Brazil, will be hosting a Brazilian film festival. The features and documentaries that make up Cinema of Brazil – Music and Rhythm (25 June – 3 July) all have music at their heart. Alongside documentaries about legends such as Vinicius de Morães, Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso are films revolving around lesser-known strands of Brazilian music such as rap and country.

This year, the fourth installment of Cinema of Brazil has music as its theme, screening 10 award- winning films and documentaries featuring Brazil’s brightest music icons and diverse styles.

25 Jun 10 / 19:30 / Cinema 1

Out of Tune (Os Desafinados) (12A*) + Q&A with director Walter Lima Jr and actor Ângelo Paes Leme

Loosely based on the life of Bossa Nova supremo Tom Jobim, this film tells the story of fictitious 60’s band Rio Bossa Cinco following their dream of performing at Carnegie Hall – until the shadow of Brazil’s dictatorship threatens to break up the group.

Brimming with Bossa Nova songs, this film will capture your imagination and transport you back to the early days of one of Brazil’s most successful musical movements.

Starring Rodrigo Santoro (Ché, Love Actually), Claudia Abreu, and Selton Mello, Out of Tune was awarded Best Original Score at the Cine Ceará National Cinema Festival and Best Soundtrack at the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize in 2009.

Brazil 2008 Dir. Walter Lima Jr. 128 min.

26 Jun 10 / 18:00 / Cinema 1

Besouro (12A*) + Q&A director João Daniel Tikhomiroff

18:00 / Nominated for the 2010 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize, Brazil’s equivalent of an Oscar

26 Jun 10 / 20:45 / Cinema 1

Antônia (12A*) + Q&A with director Tata Amaral

20:45 / Desperate for a break and the chance to leave the streets of São Paulo behind them, four young girls find their voices in rap band Antônia

27 Jun 10 / 14:00 / Cinema 1

The Escape of the Female Gorilla (15*)

14:00 / (A Fuga, a Raiva, a Dança, a Bunda, a Boca, a Calma, a Vida da Mulher Gorila) Awarded Best Film at the 12th Tiradentes Film Festival

27 Jun 10 / 15:45 / Cinema 1

Simonal – No One Knows How Tough it Was (Simonal – Ninguém Sabe O Duro Que Dei) (12A*)

15:45 / + Q&A with director Micael Langer – The story of one of the greatest but least known musical icons of Brazil

30 Jun 10 / 18:15 / Cinema 1

Loki – Arnaldo Baptista (12A*)

18:15 / Comments by friends, family and critics as well Arnaldo and Sergio themselves are interspersed with thrilling excerpts from concerts and songs

30 Jun 10 / 20:30 / Cinema 1

Vinícius (12A*) + Q&A with director Miguel Faria Junior

20:30 / Born in 1913 in Rio de Janeiro, Vinícius experienced great change in his home city, and went on to become one of the most important figures in Brazilian culture in the 20th century

1 Jul 10 / 18:00 / Cinema 1

The Ballroom (Chega de Saudade) (12A*)

18:00 / A day in the life of a ballroom in São Paulo, where we follow the dramas and joys of five characters who take to the dance floor.

1 Jul 10 / 20:00 / Cinema 1

Two Sons of Francisco (Dois Filhos de Francisco) (PG*) + Q&A with director Breno Silveira

20:00 / Francisco Camargo, a humble labourer from Goiás, dreams of turning two of his sons into famous country musicians

3 Jul 10 / 16:00 / Cinema 1

Wandering Heart (Coração Vagabundo) (12A*) + Q&A with director Fernando Grostein Andrade

16:00 / Much more than a music documentary, this behind the scenes glimpse of global superstar Caetano Veloso is also a revealing exploration of personal identity through music.

For more information


Walter Salles filming Coppola’s On the road Latinoamericanos celebran bicentenario de independencia en Francia

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