The annual Festival of Brazilian Film this year includes several screenings with English subtitles.
Brazil has started producing truly exciting and innovative cinema over the past few years. Its most famous production was the 2002 favela drama Cidade de Deus, whose cast are the subject of a documentary being screened at this year’s Festival du film bresilien, Cidade de Deus: 10 anos depois (City of God: Ten years later). The documentary’s director, Cavi Borges, will be at the festival screening.
Also on the programme is Entre Vales (Between Valleys), a beautifully filmed drama about alienation and the fragility of man's control of his destiny and Brazilian Western, a drama about a young man who leaves his life of poverty in the backlands of the state of Bahia to try his luck in Brasilia.
Acclaimed animated feature O Menini eo Mundo employs various artistic techniques to illustrate the problems of the modern world through the eyes of a child. Director Alê Abreu will be signing original illustrations from the film after the screening.
The Cinémathèque’s programme pays tribute to the role of women in modern Brazilian film. Among the for films being screened is Bruno Barreto’s acclaimed English-language Reaching For The Moon which tells the true story of poet Elizabeth Bishop and her affair with Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
Also on the programme are documentary Elena in which director Petra Soares goes in search of her sister in New York, drama Abismo Prateado about a 40-year old mother abandoned by her husband, and another documentary, As Hipermulheres, about an all-female festival of song and dance in the jungle.
Cinémathèque, place du Théâtre, Luxembourg-Centre
Ciné Utopia, ave du Faïencerie, Luxembourg-Limpertsberg
Utopolis Belval, ave du Rock’n’Roll, Esch-Belval
Starlight, rue du Centenaire, Dudelange
Le Paris, rue de la Gare, Bettembourg