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Animation Scoop

Immersed in Movies: Director Bolognesi Talks "Rio 2096"

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • January 6, 2014 2:00 PM
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Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, winner of Annecy's top prize, is among the more adult and arty Oscar contenders for best animated feature. Mixing ideology with fantasy, Rio traces the history of Brazil through six centuries of colonization, slavery, and war through the love story between an immortal warrior and his reincarnated soul mate. First-time director Luiz Bolognesi discusses the making of his $2.5 million Brazilian feature in the following email exchange.