Taipei International Film Festival 2010 focus on Brazilian Film

02/07/2010 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

Taipei – The 2010 Taipei International Film Festival opened Friday with its focus on Brazil.

A total of 152 films from about 30 countries will be shown during the festival, and 12 films have been nominated for the International Young Director Award.

The award, which carries the top prize of 600,000 Taiwan dollars (19,000 US dollars), will be announced on July 2.

Launched in 1998, the festival picks one foreign city as its theme each year. This year’s focus is Rio de Janeiro.

“We chose Rio because it is the film-making centre of Brazil,” Jane Yu, the festival’s press officer, said.

“Some 30 Brazilian films will be screened during the festival, and the opening film is Brazilian film Elite Squad, winner of the Golden Bear prize at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival,” she added.

Two dozen foreign directors and actors have come to Taipei, among them Aluizio Abranches, director of Brazilian film From Beginning to End (Do Começo ao Fim, 2009), and Jose Wilker, leading actor in the movie Bye Bye Brazil (Bye Bye Brasil, 1979).


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