Lula – The Son of Brazil will be opening 2nd Brazilian Film Festival in London

03/08/2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Newcomer Rui Ricardo Diaz plays president Lula

Lula – The Son of Brazil will be the opening film for the 2nd Brazilian Film Festival this year. The gala screening will be held at the Princess Theatre, at the Bafta Academy, on September 1st.
Based on the book of the same name by Denise Paraná, the film looks in dramatic form at the life of Brazil’s current President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. From his birth in 1945 and impoverished childhood as a shoe shine boy until 1980 when he became the leader of the Workers’ Party, this local box-office hit tells this extraordinary and inspiring story of his rise above hardship, up to the death of his mother Dona Lindu, who raised eight children on her own while teaching them all to live life with dignity, no matter what.
Lula is directed Fábio Barreto, who was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1995 (for O Quatrilho), and who hails from one of the country’s biggest filmmaking dynasties. Producers Lucy and Paula Barreto will attend to present the film.

The full programme for the 2nd Brazilian Film Festival, which is a promotion from Inffinito Festivals Circuit, is not yet available. All we know so far is that the other feature screenings will be held at the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus, and a parallel selection of musical documentaries at the Southbank Centre. More news coming soon.

Source:  Cinema of Brazil in London

Entry filed under: BRAZILIAN CINEMA, DOCUMENTARIES, FILM FESTIVALS, LATIN AMERICAN FILM. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

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