Brazil arrives to London for second year with The Inffinito Festival Circuit
The Inffinito Festival Circuit has, for 15 years now, taken the best of the Brazilian cinema to Vancouver, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rome, Madrid and Barcelona. It will arrive in London for the 2nd BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL between the 1st and 5th September.
The Brazilian Film Festival’s main purpose is to create incentives that promote new opportunities for business and strengthen partnerships for co-production between the British and Brazilian markets. To reinforce this connection, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) plays host to the festival’s Opening Night with the premiere of Lula, The Son of Brazil – the remarkable and emotional life story of Brazil’s current president, based on the book of the same name. The film follows Lula’s distressing life trajectory, from shoe-shine boy to leader of his own country – an awe-inspiring achievement.
The Brazilian Film Festival of London represents a unique opportunity for communication between Brazil and the UK and consolidates a platform for the exposition and visibility of Brazilian audiovisual content on the biggest cultural stage in Europe. This is an important initiative to launch new business for both countries. (Adriana Dutra, Inffinito Director)
This year the festival introduces The Marketplace, which will bring some of the biggest names in the Brazilian cinema industry, including Manoel Rangel– president of the National Cinema Agency- ANCINE, in addition to acclaimed director Fernando Meirelles and a couple of the most important Brazilian film producers Lucy Barreto and Paula Barreto, among others. Together with UK delegates, they will discuss new opportunities and incentives from the Brazilian government for co-productions with Brazil in this special film market initiative to be held at BAFTA on Saturday 4th September.
Between the 2nd and 5th of September, Apollo Piccadilly will be premiering 10 films that vary from comedy to literary adaptations to breathtaking thrillers by renowned industry names such as director Jose Joffily (Who Killed Pixote?) and producer Daniel Filho (City of God, Carandiru). Other highlights are Tamboro, by late director Sergio Bernardes, a documentary that creates a panorama of Brazilian civilization through amazing imagery. Lauded writer Paulo Halm brings two screenplays to the festival, both Blue Eyes and Love Stories Only Last 90 Minutes, which he also directed. Luiz Villaça‘s The Story of Me is another outstanding film in this showcase, which tells the dramatic experience of a 6 year-old boy who ends up in a children’s home and learns how to survive through his fertile imagination. Comedy also plays an important part role in the festival and Jose Alvarenga Junior’s So Normal 2, taken from a hit Brazilian TV series and brought to the big screen, will have the audience doubled-over in laughter. On the Closing Night, one of the films will be presented with the Crystal Lens award for Best Film of the 2nd Brazilian Film Festival of London. The Festival also presents a vast array of musical documentaries this year in a parallel exhibition at the Southbank Centre.
Source: Brit Events
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