I'll be scrubbing through the list for titles to highlight in individual posts, but in the meantime, check out the full list of films selected for Premiere Brazil 2013 below.
Première Brazil is an initiative by the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival whose goal is bring to the international market, a sample of the best in Brazilian cinema.
Besides promoting Brazilian cinema, Première Brazil also has the broader goal of raising awareness for Brazilian culture in general. Traditionally, the project, which is a traveling festival, is developed in partnership with cultural institutions in each locality where the screenings takes place. In New York where I live, for example, the event takes place in association with MoMA - Museum of Modern Art.
It's an annual festival we've covered the last 2 years, and will certainly do the same this year as well. It's always a film enthusiast's treat, and recommended. I wish I could see more of the films each year, but there's never enough time in the day to do so.
Without further ado, here's this year's line-up. As I noted earlier, expect individual highlight posts of Diaspora films, once we've had a chance to scrub the list. Few titles immediately stand out to me, like Cidade De Deus - 10 Anos Depois (City Of God - 10 Years Later), and I'm sure there are others.
Premiere Brazil 2013 full competition selection:
De Menor (Underage), dir Caru Alves de Souza (São Paulo);
Entre Nós (Sheep’s Clothing), dir Paulo Morelli (Sao Paulo);
Estrada 47 - A Montanha (Road 47 - The Mountain), dir Vicente Ferraz (São Paulo) – world premiere;
O Homem Das Multidões (The Man Of The Crowd), dir Marcelo Gomes & Cao Guimarães (Minas Gerais) – world premiere;
Jogo Das Decapitações (Beheadings Game), dir Sérgio Bianchi (São Paulo) – world premiere;
O Lobo Atrás Da Porta (A Wolf at the Door), dir Fernando Coimbra (São Paulo) – world premiere;
Os Amigos (Best Friends), dir Lina Chamie (São Paulo);
Periscópio (Periscope), by Kiko Goifman (São Paulo) – world premiere;
Quase Samba (Lyrics), dir Ricardo Targino (Rio de Janeiro) – world premiere;
Tatuagem (Tattoo), dir Hilton Lacerda (Pernambuco); and
Minutos Atrás (Past Minute), dir Caio Sóh (Rio de Janeiro).
A Farra Do Circo (Ruckus In The Circus), dir Roberto Berliner and Pedro Bronz (Rio de Janeiro) – world premiere;
A Gente (Custodians), dir Aly Muritiba (Paraná) – world premiere;
Cativas, Presas Pelo Coração (Captive Hearts), dir Joana Nin (Paraná) – world premiere;
Cidade De Deus - 10 Anos Depois (City Of God - 10 Years Later), dir Cavi Borges, Luciano Vidigal (Rio de Janeiro) – world premiere;
Conversa Com JH (Writers Block), dir Ernesto Rodrigues (Rio de Janeiro) – world premiere;
Damas Do Samba (Samba Ladies), dir Susanna Lira (Rio de Janeiro) – world premiere;
FLA x FLU (Fla x Flu), dir Renato Terra (São Paulo) – world premiere; and
Histórias De Arcanjo - Um Documentário Sobre Tim Lopes(Stories Of Arcanjo - A Documentary About Tim Lopes), dir Guilherme Azevedo (Rio de Janeiro).
Première Brazil films in competition compete for the Redentor trophy. Eleven awards are presented by the official festival jury: best fiction feature film, best feature documentary, best short film, best director, best actor, best actress, best supporting actress, best supporting actor, best screenplay, best photography and best editing.
As well as receiving official jury awards, the films are also eligible for public awards in the categories of best fiction feature film, best feature documentary and best short film by popular vote.
Festival do Rio 2013 is set to run from September 26-October 10. For further details visit the official website.