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Preview Dramas 'Xingu' (Historical, Indigenous Brazil) & 'Rat Fever' (Bohemian Brazil Today)

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act November 6, 2012 at 2:13PM

Two intriguing-looking upcoming Brazilian films I'd like to draw your attention to.
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"Rat Fever"
"Rat Fever"

Two intriguing-looking upcoming Brazilian films I'd like to draw your attention to.

The first, is Xingu, directed by Cao Hamburger. It's described as a sweeping epic that chronicles an important, still-relevant struggle in Brazilian history. The film centers on the Villa Boas brothers (Brazilian activists regarding indigenous peoples, who succeeded in getting the first indigenous area in all of South America, legally protected, which became the prototype for dozens of similar reserves all over the continent).

The brothers left the comforts of their "modern civilization" and ventured into the jungles of Brazil, where they befriend an isolated Xingu village. Working with the Xingu, they helped modernize the village. However, progress brought its own set of devastating problems, and the brothers fought a decades-long fight to help the Xingu people.

The stylish and energetic film brings the Xingu struggle to the screen. The film is currently touring the film festival circuit.

Its trailer is below.

The second film is titled Rat Fever, from director Cláudio Assis, described as "a carefree romp through the stoned and casually promiscuous world of Brazilian bohemian life."

It's story centers on Zizo, an outsider who is content to spend his days spewing subversive poetry to an audience consisting mostly of his fellow outsider friends. However, the arrival of the beautiful Eneida changes all of that, when love (and all its complications and complexities) blossoms.

The stylized black and white cinematography looks gorgeous; the idealism of the film's youthful characters evident.

Rat Fever is also touring the international film festival circuit.

We'll upddate on each film when necessary.

Both trailers follow below:


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