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El Boanerense

Minas Gerais state capital event exhibits national and international unreleased films in Brazil and invites international professionals to get to know and discuss the Independent Brazilian Cinema and International Coproduction
As a closure for the 2010 season of the Cinema Sem Fronteiras program (which also includes the Tiradentes and Outro Preto Exhibits), CineBH Exhibit reassures, in its fourth edition, its goal to become one of the main windows of the independent Brazilian cinema to the international market, proposing dialogues with this foreign coproduction through the exhibition of some of the main films released in the great international festivals and with the presence of renowned professionals from the USA, Europe and Latin America who will have a chance to meet the new harvest of the Brazilian audiovisual production in Belo Horizonte and also debate and exchange experiences with its producers and filmmakers.
The whole program holds 78 national and international films, being 31 features, a media-film and 46 short-films, divided into 59 sessions during the six days of program offered for free to the public. This year there’s also the Brasil CineMundi – 1st International Coproduction Meeting, and intense programming of debates and (more…)

21/10/2010 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

25 best action films of all time by The Guardian: n.6 “City of God”


City of God (Cidade de Deus).

This ground-level report on gang life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro exploded with thrilling and terrible force. An electrifying piece of cinema packed full of visual invention and dazzling set-pieces, it owes a debt to Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and audaciously pays it off. Though it unfolds at an exhilarating pace and crackles with danger, the film never allows itself to become seduced by the abundant violence of favela life. Instead, it keeps its lens trained on the attendant horrors, which mount up as the narrative jumps forward in time. What is most horrifying of all is how those caught up in the violence – victims and perpetrators alike – keep getting younger and younger.

20/10/2010 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

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

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, (more…)

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

Internet Campaign To Launch Brazilian Film

For the first time in Brazil, EH! Filmes, a movie production company from Rio de Janeiro, focused all of their resources towards the Internet to launch its new film. Como Esquecer (How to Forget) was directed by Malu de Martino and is based on a book with the same title written by Myriam Campello. The marketing strategy consisted of the creation of a blog for the movie, instead of the traditional website, in order to establish a dialogue with the film’s future audience. Through the blog, one can have access to exclusive interviews (more…)

09/09/2010 at 1:30 am Leave a comment

Brazilian film festival to take in resort

Brazilian actress Paula Braun co-stars in Bollywood Dream, which will have its Australasian premiere during the Reel Brazil Film Festival in Queenstown in late September.

A sizzling selection of films from Brazil are a gift to the large Brazilian community in Queenstown and stories all New Zealanders can relate to, the festival director says.
The Reel Brazil Film Festival had expanded in its second year to include Queenstown, along with Wellington and Auckland, festival director Leandro Cavalcanti said.
Virtually all six award-winning Latin American-flavoured feature films and three documentaries get their Australasian premieres at the festival and will be presented at Reading Cinemas, in Queenstown Mall, between September 23 and 29.
The festival will be launched with two events.
Up to 70 patrons were expected at the Gala Opening cocktail party at the cinema, on September 23, between 6pm and 7pm, before the screening at 7.10pm.
The party was designed for business operators to network and invite clients to, and entry was $20.
Everyone was invited to the “Reel Brazil Festa”, at the Brazilian-owned Melt Bar, on lower Shotover St, on September 25.
A “full-blown Brazilian party” featuring live music by Sambanego, DJ Bobby Brazuka and cocktail specials was planned from 10pm (more…)

25/08/2010 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Interview: On the Road with Walter Salles

Walter Salles "On the Road"

Acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles crafts personal, socially conscious stories that are emotional without being manipulative and simple without being simplistic. Among them: the gritty “Terra Estrangeira (Foreign Land),” the earthy fable “Abril Despedacado (Behind the Sun)” and “Linha de Passe,” which earned Sandra Corveloni the best actress award at Cannes. “Central do Brasil (Central Station)” collected dozens of prizes and received Oscar nominations for best foreign-language film and lead actress (Fernanda Montenegro); “Diarios de motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries),” the story of a cross-continental trek that shaped Ernesto (Che) Guevara, was an international hit and major award winner.

The 54-year-old, twice a BAFTA honoree, will receive the Founder’s Directing Award on Thursday at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Q: Your films tend to be set in specific sociopolitical circumstances. (more…)

10/08/2010 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

Today at BFI “South American Renaissance”: Bus 174 (Trailer)

Bus 174

Shocking and sobering documentary which ponders the social conditions that turned a homeless street kid into a bus hijacker.
7 Aug 20:40 (more…)

07/08/2010 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Film of the week: LULA, THE SON OF BRASIL (Trailer)

| 2009 | 128 MINS | DRAMA
Based on the book of the same name by Denise Paraná, Lula, the Son of Brasil looks in dramatic form at the life of Brazil’s current President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. (more…)

06/08/2010 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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

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 (more…)

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

Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival and the Brazilian cinema

The third Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival bows Tuesday at a time when Brazilian cinema has much to celebrate. The market share of Brazilian pics at home grew a solid 50% in 2008 and is promising to hold steady this year, according to Leonardo de Barros, of Conspiracao Filmes, while more shingles are forging international alliances. (more…)

26/04/2010 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

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