Rio International Film Festival – Première Brasil: The Best of Brazil –

27/09/2010 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Première Brasil, which has as its festival home the historic Odeon Petrobras in downtown Rio de Janeiro, is the heart of Festival do Rio and the best annual global showcase of contemporary Brazilian cinema.
Première Brasil is the only competitive section of Festival do Rio with jury awards to be presented on Tuesday, 5 October. Three highly prized audience awards will also be bestowed on the best Brazilian feature film, best documentary and best short film.
This year Première Brasil includes nine feature films, eight feature length documentaries and 21 shorts. A further three features and two documentary features will screen hors concours, while a number of other Brazilian films will screen in special  Première Brasil sidebars. 

In total Première Brasil will screen over 80 new Brazilian productions, most of which are having their world premieres in Rio.
The Première Brasil class of 2010 consists in part of:

Première Brasil: Fiction
Além da estrada – Charly Braun
Boca do Lixo – Flavio Frederico
Como esquecer –  Malu de Martino
Elvis & Madona – Marcelo Laffitte
Malu de bicicleta – Flavio Tambellini
Riscado – Gustavo Piz
O senhor do labirinto – Geraldo Motta
Trampolim do Forte – João Rodrigo Mattos
VIPS – Toniko Mello

Première Brasil: Fiction / Hors concours
Bróder – Jeferson De
Ex-isto – Cao Guimarães
Luz nas trevas – Helena Ignez

Première Brasil: Documentaries
Diário de uma busca – Flavio Castro
É Candeia – Márcia Watzl
Histórias reais de um mentiroso – Mariana Caltabiano
Memória Cubana – Alice de Andrade
Noitada de samba – Cély Leal
Positiva – Susanna Lira
Santos Dumont: pré cineasta? – Carlos Adriano
Solidão e fé – Tatiana Lohmann

Première Brasil: Documentaries – Hors concours
Agreste – Paula Gaitan
Lixo Extraordinário – Lucy Walker, João Jardim and Karen Harley

In 2009 the festival’s official jury chose Esmir Filho Os Famosos e os Duendes da Morte (The Famous and the Dead) as the best film in Première Brasil while Tatiana Issa and Raphael Alvarez’s Dzi Croquettes and Ana Maria Magalhães’ Reidy, a construção da utopia (Reidy, Building Utopia) shared the best documentary prize. The public voted for Sandra Werneck’s Sonhos Roubados (Stolen Dreams) as the best film and Dzi Croquettes as the best documentary.

Source: Festival do Rio

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