Lisbon receives third Brazilian Film Exhibition

In this festival, nine contemporary Brazilian productions will be shown, including ‘Bacurau’, by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles.

This feature film was the big winner of the Jury Prize at the Festival de Cannes 2019 and has a cast formed by Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Barbara Colen, Silverio Pereira, among others.

Another winner at Cannes was the film that opens this exhibition, ‘A invisible life‘, by Karim Ainouz, distinguished with the Un Certain Regard 2019 award, and which tells the lives of two sisters in Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s, with the interpretations by Fernanda Montenegro, Carol Duarte and Gregório Duvivier.

The film that closes the festival is called ‘10 Seconds to Win ‘and is a biographical drama about the story of Éder Jofre, considered one of the 10 greatest boxers of all time, directed by José Alvarenga Jr. and played by Daniel Oliveira.

During the five-day exhibition, Andrucha Waddington’s ‘Chacrinha’ will also feature a biopic by Abelardo Barbosa, one of the greatest presenters of Brazilian television, starring Stepan Nercessian, “Minha Vida em Marte“, by Susana Garcia, with Paulo Gustavo and Monica Martelli in the cast, and ‘A Febre’, Maya Da-Rin, a film that won three awards at the Locarno Festival in 2019, which tells the story of an Indian from Manaus who has lived in the big city for 20 years, and starts to work as security of a port.

Completing the exhibition is the documentary ‘Dorival Caymmi‘, by Daniela Broitman, about one of the greatest artists in the history of Brazilian music, the dramatic comedy ‘Como é Cruel Viver Assim’, by Julia Resende, with Marcelo Valle, Fabíula Nascimento and Débora Lamm, and ‘Hebe – A Estrela do Brasil‘, by Maurício Farias, with Andrea Beltrão (nominated, Marco Ricca and Danton Mello.

According to the ambassador of Brazil to Portugal, Carlos Alberto Simas Magalhães, the receptivity of Brazilian cinema by the Portuguese is the main reason for the existence and continuity of this exhibition.

Igor Trabuco, head of the cultural section of the Embassy of Brazil in Portugal, points out, in turn, that the success of the first two editions is unequivocal proof that the show should be held even in times of a pandemic.

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