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Animated Feature 'Rio 2096' Gets An English-Language Trailer (Tells Brazil's Story In 4 Stages)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 11, 2013 at 4:20PM

Here's an trailer update for an intriguing new animated feature film I first profiled in April.
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Rio 2096

Here's an trailer update for an intriguing new animated feature film I first profiled in April.

Directed by Luiz Bolognesi, and titled Rio 2096, A Story of Love and Fury, the animated film tells the story of Brazil in 4 phases: colonization, slavery, military regime, and then looks to the future, in 2096, during which a war for water is taking place. 

Promising a history of Brazil that you've never seen told quite like this, central to the narrative is an immortal hero's search for the woman he has been in love with for 600 years.

Targeting both youngsters and adults alike with a graphic novel slant to it, the film stars the voice talents of Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Rodrigo Santoro and others.

It's one of at least 3 different feature projects on Brazil and its history that we've featured in as many months - including Spike Lee's Go Brazil, Go, and RAÇA (RACE), from Brazilian filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo and American Megan Mylan, which will tackle racial inequality in Brazil, via the lives of three black Brazilians, and a few others.

But unlike the others, this is a scripted work of historical fiction, which is also an animation, making it stand out.

The film is currently touring the film festival circuit,  with a scheduled date at France’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival up next, which runs from June 10-15. 

Hopefully it'll head to the USA, so that we can check it out.

An English-subtitled trailer for the film is embedded below (you'll recall that the first trailer in my last post on the film was not subtitled in English):


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