2012 Brazil Film Fest celebrates Rio de Janeiro movies

6th edition of Brazil Film Fest opens October 18th

By Ingrid Coifman

The 6th edition of Brazil Film Fest opens this Thursday, October 18th, at 7pm, bringing film-director Cecília Amado, granddaughter of acclaimed Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado, for the Canadian Premiere of her Captains of the Sand, winner of top prize at this year’s Los Angeles Brazilian Film Fest.

Based on a best-seller novel by Jorge Amado, the film presents a gang of street kids living in Salvador city and committing petty thefts and sophisticated mansion robberies. Abandoned by all, they survive together based on brotherhood in the 1950′s.

The event takes place till Sunday, October, 21st, at the Royal Cinema, and is celebrating RioFilme’s 20th anniversary, with a selection of ten successful features produced and/or distributed by the company, which invests in Rio-based projects – including movies, TV series, festivals, awards, and movie theatres-, says Katia Adler, Executive Director of Brazil Film Fest.

The highlights of this year’s exhibition include Father’s Chair, premiering in Brazil in March 2013, which was in the official competition for the ‘World Dramatic Exhibition’ at Sundance in 2012, and has actors Wagner Moura, Lima Duarte and Mariana Lima in the cast.

Brazilian singer and songwriter Pedro Luís will perform songs from his debut solo album “Tempo de Menino” at the closing ceremony at Revival Bar (783 College Street).


All screenings will be English subtitled. The Brazil Film Fest will be held at The Royal Cinema at 608 College Street.
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Ingrid Coifman

Ingrid is a journalist who specializes in technology, economics, and tourism, having in her portfolio Culture, TV, CBN Rdio, McDonalds and Microsoft.

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