Brazil & Portugal  


BRAZIL FILM FEST 2015: December 4th to 6th

CANADÁ EM FOCO : Integrando a comunidade de língua portuguesa no Canadá.



TIFF Bell Lightbox – 350 King St W, Toronto – Subtitles in English


Por Leila Monteiro Lins

Em sua 9a. edição em Toronto, o Brazil Film Fest traz nove títulos recentes assinados por uma nova e competente geração de diretores que anda conquistando a telona.

Segundo os dados do relatório sobre o mercado mundial de cinema de 2014 (2014 Theatrical Market Statistics report), o Brasil ocupa hoje o 11o. lugar no rnaking das maiores bilheterias do planeta e tem tudo para alcançar o 5o. posto ao fim do ano 2020. E este appetite voraz por filmes tem tido um impacto bastante positive sobre a produção brasileira, tanto em termos quantitativos quanto em termos qualitativos.

Só no ano passado, o país lançou 114 títulos – quase o dobro dos lançamentos canadenses – e alguns deles estão conquistando o mundo.

FRIDAY – December 4th


6:30 pm
PAULO COELHO’S BEST STORY ( Nao Pare na Pista – A melhor historia de Paulo Coelho) – by Daniel Augusto – Tracing Paulo Coelho’s journey from humble roots to eventual emergence as the prolific author of 30 books that have sold over 165 million copies, PAULO COELHO’S BEST STORY reveals the most unbelievable wonder of all: the man behind the masterpieces.

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: This is not only this movie Canadian’s première, but it’s also your only chance of seeing it on the big screen!

9:00 pm
THE DUEL (O Duelo) – by Marcos Jorge – A Portuguese captain moves to a sleepy little villa in Brazil, charming the villagers with his stories of great adventures and lost loves. Chico Pacheco is not happy with this and embarks on a journey that find another version for the facts. Where does the truth lie?

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: Last work of José Wilker, it has the Portuguese star Joaquim de Almeida and is based on Jorge Amado’s Home is the Sailor (Velhos Marinheiros).

SATURDAY – December 5th
3:00 pm

SAMBA & JAZZ – RIO DE JANEIRO & NEW ORLEANS documentary – by Jefferson Mello – The film invites the viewer to travel to a backdrop of beautiful scenery and good music, through a century of history and customs, while exposing the similarities between these cities and genres according to some pretty awesome musicians.

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: Gorgeous shots, gorgeous music, a feast for the soul!

5:00 pm
TRINTA biopic by Paulo Machline Joãosinho Trinta was a self-taught classical dancer who revolutionized Rio’s Carnival in the 70’s, transforming it into a global event. The film traces the years before fame.

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: Matheus Nachtergaele in an incredible real story about talent conquering everything.

7:00 pm
PORTRAIT OF A THIEF (Muitos Homens nun So) by Mini Kerti Early twentieth century. Rio de Janeiro. A sophisticated thief working under multiple identities is stealing from the rich pockets of the local upper class. The police is hot on his heels. And then comes love…

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: Based on João do Rio’s chronicles, with a great rhythm, a detailed reproduction of the time, with Alice Braga, Caio Blat and Vladimir Brichta.
9:00 pm
TIM MAIAbiopic – by Mauro Lima –
Composer and singer Tim Maia introduced funk and soul to the Brazilian music scene, scoring dozens of top hits and conquering the title of a beloved big star in the country. WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: It’s a great story, well told, true facts. But if not for anything else, you should come just to hear some of Tim Maia’s greatest songs!
SUNDAY – December 6th

ROAD 47 (Estrada 47) – by Vicente Ferraz – During the World War II, a Brazilian platoon is desperately cold and hungry, but they are up to try to disarm the most feared minefield in Italy with the help of a remorseful Italian soldier trying to join the Partigianos and a German officer who is just tired of war.

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: This movie brings a very different perspective of the Second World War. Did you even know that Brazilians took part on it?

4:30 pm
FAVELA GAY documentary – by Rodrigo Felha – The LGBTQ community living in Rio’s slums deals with homophobia, transphobia, prejudice, drug dealers, poverty, a strong presence of evangelical churches and an aggressive neighbourhood. But against all odds, it reinvents itself through music, dance and politics.

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: It’s a rare insight into the daily challenges of the LGBTQ community in Rio’s slums. Filmed by someone who always lived in a slum.
6:30 pm
THE SECOND MOTHER (Que horas ela volta?) – by Anna Muylaert – Val leaves her daughter behind to work away as a “live-in nanny. 13 years later, her daughter Jessica comes to be with her at her employers’ house. But Jessica doesn’t fit into the old fashioned relationship of a maid and a family of bosses and Val will have to find a new way of facing life.

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT: Last chance of seeing it on the big screen. All film critics and reviewers are saying you must see it! Regina Casé is collecting praises absolutely everywhere. It’s Brazil’s entry for the Oscar.



Ticket Prices:

Adult: $14
Student/Senior: $12 – Senior (65+) and Students (with I.D.)
Child: $9 – Children aged 3-13

3-Ticket Deal!

Choose any three films and get a special discounted rate. Adult: 3 for $35 (save $7). Students/Seniors: 3 for $30 (save $6). Children: 3 for $22.50. Great deal!

Go to to buy your tickets.

ABOUT Jangada Association:

JANGADA has more than 18 years of experience working with Brazilian films in France and Canada. The Festival du Cinema Brésilien de Paris is the greatest event of Brazilian creativity in motion pictures abroad, while also being the most important showcase of Brazilian movies in Paris. This Festival has presented more than 300 films, mainly previews, to more than 40,000 people. It also sold more than 20 titles for European theatres and TV stations. Jangada is a well-respected not-for-profit company working in the cultural scene and organizing events in Brazil, Canada, and France. It is also highly recognized for fully investing in all stages of its events – from the format of all movies screened to the venue choices.

Contact: – Kátia Adler or Fátima Mesquita


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