Posts tagged ‘cinema’

Today at BFI “South American Renaissance”: Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Trailer)


Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures
Two intrepid travellers sell aspirin in rural Brazil in the 1940s.
12 Aug 18:30
15 Aug 20:40 (more…)

12/08/2010 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Brazil: New Film Festival with a big good cause needs your help!


Urânio em Movi(e)mento
1st International World Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro 2011

To Whom It May Concern!
We are seeking support for the first Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro – scheduled for the end of May 2011. For the first time in history Brazilians will be able to see international Anti-Nuclear-Documentaries in cinema. The film and video festival “Urânio em Movi(e)mento – 1st International World Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro 2011” will help to bring the Uranium- and Nuclear Question into the national and international public. (more…)

10/08/2010 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Brazil: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, save old movie theaters!


Brazil’s president is trying to keep movies, not preachers, in the country’s classic movie temples.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has called for incentives that would keep theaters open rather than being sold to evangelist churches, the most common buyers of such venues.
“We need to prove that having a movie theater is better than selling the place to a church,” Lula said at the recent launch of the Cinema, Close to You government program.
The sight of large cinemas turned into evangelist temples is common in Brazil and Argentina, but the arrival of such multinational multiplexes as Cinemark and Hoyts has hurt neighborhood cinemas.
When not demolished, these stylish theaters have been saved from becoming parking lots thanks to their size: Some seat more than a thousand, about the number of people attending evangelist churches every weekend. Evangelist organizations like the Iglesia del Reino de Dios have been the most common buyers of these venues.
The Cinema, Close to You program plans to use public funds to finance the construction of 600 theaters throughout the country, including the setting up of moviehouses in the 89 districts that have a population of fewer than 100,000 — and no cinemas.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Hollywood Reporter)

05/07/2010 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Cinema do Brasil offers P&A funding


Brazil’s film export board Cinema do Brasil is launching a new call for applications for coin from its prints and advertising fund.

The scheme, a first for Latin America, offers foreign distributors $15,000 towards P&A on a new Brazilian release.

Five adjudications will be made through May, with a second five in the latter part of 2010, said Cinema do Brasil director general Andre Sturm. (more…)

15/02/2010 at 9:35 pm 1 comment

French New Wave director Eric Rohmer has died


French New Wave director Eric Rohmer, known for “Claire’s Knee” and other films tracing the intricacies of romantic relationships, died on Monday. He was 89.

Rohmer died in Paris, said Les Films du Losangem, his film production company. The cause of death was not immediately given. (more…)

11/01/2010 at 11:36 pm

Cine noruego en la capital cubana


A partir de este domingo y hasta el 17 de enero, el cine Chaplin de la Habana acogerá la Muestra de Cine Noruego, que contará con la presencia de Eva Sørhaug y Per Schreiner, realizadora y guionista, respectivamente, de la película Cold Lunch (Almuerzo frío). (more…)

07/01/2010 at 10:52 pm

The 31st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will be officially inaugurated today


The 31st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will be officially inaugurated today with a cultural gala and the screening of the Spanish-Argentinean film ‘El secreto de sus ojos’ by Juan Jose Campanella at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana. (more…)

04/12/2009 at 5:34 pm


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