Posts tagged ‘Brazilian Film’
Brazilian film took center stage in New York for the ninth consecutive year with last week’s Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil – NY. On Sunday night, an international audience gathered at Central Park’s Summer Stage to celebrate the closing night of the week-long film festival, which included more than 55 screenings of Brazilian independent and yet-to-be-distributed films. People from Brazil, Japan, the U.S., and other countries in Latin America enjoyed a concert by Mart’nália, a Brazilian singer and composer, and the screening of Elza, a documentary on the artistic life and cultural heritage of Elza Soares, a Samba singer born in the late 1930s in a favela in Rio de Janeiro.
Cine Fest Brasil—presented by Petrobras with collaboration from the Consulate General of Brazil in New York and the Agência Nacional do Cinema (ANCINE)—promotes Brazil’s film industry in the United States. This year Cine Fest Brasil screened 14 feature films, each accompanied by a short film, at Tribeca Cinemas in lower Manhattan. Films like Head Over Heels, by Roberto Santucci; Just Like Her, by Flora Diegues; and Boca, by Flavio Frederico, were among the films competing for this year’s (more…)
Why Brazilian film Elite Squad 2 is a box office hit?
As 2010 draws to a close, Brazilian cinema is reflecting on a success story that has broken a 34-year old box office record.
Since 1976, the country’s most popular national film had been a love story, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, seen by more than 10 million cinema-goers and thought to be virtually unbeatable in the box office.
But this month, a gritty movie about police corruption in Rio de Janeiro’s shanty towns overtook Dona Flor’s total and seems set to soon pass the 11 million mark.
The film, Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro (Elite Squad 2: Now We Have Another Enemy), is a sequel to the 2007 hit, Elite Squad. (more…)
“Elite Squad 2,” a Brazilian movie mixing explosive action with political intrigue, has become Brazil’s top movie of all time, besting even the US blockbuster “Avatar” at the national box office, producers and industry specialists said Tuesday.
The movie, a sequel to a 2007 original that also became a huge success, has taken 60.5 million dollars in Brazilian ticket sales since its premiere three months ago, topping the 60.4 million dollars “Avatar” pocketed over a similar period, the industry outlet Filme B said. (more…)
Dzi Croquettes 2009. Brazil. Directed by Raphael Alvarez, Tatiana Issa. With Norma Bengell, César Camargo Mariano, Pedro Cardoso, Liza Minnelli. Dzi Croquettes, an infamous Brazilian dance-theater group at the heart of the 1960s Tropicália cultural movement, used imagination, irony, and humor to confront Brazil’s violent dictatorship— (more…)
A conversation with Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Bunche Hall 6275 (history conference room)
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Fernando Meirelles is the director of the internationally acclaimed Brazilian film Cidade de Deus (City of God, 2002), as well as such other films as The Constant Gardener (2005) and Blindness (2008). He has directed and produced numerous Brazilian miniseries, including Cidade dos Homens (2007), A Vision of Blindness (2008), and Som e Furia (2009). He has won awards from film festivals and societies all over the world, as well as four 2004 Oscar nominations, including a Best Director nomination for Cidade de Deus.
Cost: Free and Open to the public
For more information please contact Gloria Tovar Tel: (310)825-4571 or visit: www.international.ucla.edu
Sponsors: Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies
Brazil’s presidential biopic
Lula, sanitised, a film for the campaign trail
The 7th Annual Santa Barbara Brazilian “Carnaval Cultural” is unique in it’s format of promoting the Brazilian culture by integrating art and education, as well as the element of ecological and social concerns. The Brazilian Carnaval Cultural will bring a weekend extravaganza with three events and the exposure of Brazilian Culture in Santa Barbara County through popular art, cinema, lectures, dance and music. (more…)