Taipei Film Festival Lights the Fire of Brazil
The City in Focus of Taipei Film Festival (TaipeiFF) is Rio de Janeiro in Brazil this year. Therefore many selective films and filmmakers of Brazil are invited to Taipei, including the leading star, José WILKER, of Brazilian classic Bye Bye Brazil, the Director in Focus – Suzana AMARAL, and the director of From Beginning to End – Aluisio ABRANCHES. They will all attend TaipeiFF to meet the audience and talk about the Brazilian cinema.
First of all, Taiwanese fans will experience the heat of Brazilian cinema with Bye Bye Brazil, a road movie through a troupe of travelling artists to display the diverse facades of Brazilian society. The leading actor José WILKER plays Lorde Cigano the magician. His charisma in the film has fascinated many fans.
Since the presence of WILKER, other than the screening of the classic Bye Bye Brazil, TaipeiFF will screen The Greatest Love of All also by director Carlos DIEGUES. This film is a surprise screening and is the first collaboration of WILKER and DIEGUES in 26 years. It is scheduled to screen at Shin Kong Cineplex on June 28th at 21:20.
In addition, the Brazilian Director in Focus Suzana AMARAL, her debut film, The Hour of the Star, released at the age of 53 and garnered over 50 awards at international film festivals, and therefore established her status in cinema. 16 years later, AMARAL directed her second film A Hidden Life, with concise and intense mise-en-scene she displayed the style as a master. Last year, 77-year-old AMARAL directed her third film Hotel Atlântico. The film breaks the traditional narrative formula and highlights her unique style. The timeless Suzana AMRAL will be in Taipei to meet with fans.
One of the most controversial films in the Festival this year is From Beginning to End, a film that challenges the forbidden Boy’s Love, presented by director Alusio ABRANCHES. It’s going to conquer the BL fans and gay-movie lovers. This is the director’s third feature film with the subject on incest sibling love. Though this film, the director wants to convey that unconditional love does exist.
Taipei Film Festival will be held from June 25th to July 15th.
Entry filed under: BRAZILIAN CINEMA, FILM FESTIVALS, LATIN AMERICAN FILM. Tags: Alusio ABRANCHES, Braziian Film, Bye Bye Brazil, From Beginning to End, José WILKER, LATIN AMERICAN FILM, Latino Gay Cinema, Suzana Amaral, Taipei Film Festival, The Hour of the Star.