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A carnival of Brazilian film erupts this month

There’s little doubt that the coming decade belongs to Brazil. The host of the next FIFA World Cup (2014) and, two years later, the Summer Olympics in Rio, the South American nation increasingly the focus of world attention. This month, the Brazil Film Festival returns to Sydney with the aims of promoting Brazilian culture and highlighting environmental issues such as the country’s deforestation. Eleven films are screening in Melbourne.

Heleno

The opening-night film is a drama about the best and most controversial Brazilian footballer of the 1940s.

Mulatas

Documentary Mulatas focuses on the Carnival Queens in Rio de Janeiro. Behind the glamour and celebration lie stories of deprivation and prejudice.

Two Rabbits

This crime drama set in São Paulo centres on corruption in the corridors of power, a gangster called Maicom, and $2 million.

Hauling

This is the story of a man with 27 children and his meagre existence collecting recyclables.

Amazonia Eterna

The Amazon rainforest is the “lungs of the world”, but is it possible to make sustainable use of it? This documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.

We’re Together

This rites of passage film focuses on the relationships of a young doctor who volunteers at a homeless charity.

Soulbound

A penniless young musician is kicked out of home but his life changes when he bonds with an older music producer.

Highrise

What does it mean to own a penthouse in poverty-stricken Brazil? Meet the dominant Brazilian classes in this insightful documentary.

Less than Nothing

An archaeologist fantasises about an affair with a colleague and an important discovery in Carlos Gerbase’s film.

Imperfect Love

Ana dreams of reuniting with Julio. Can she make her dream a reality?

Last Road to the Beach

This adventure-drama set on the endless beaches of the south of Brazil involves a ménage a trois.

 

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Level 5, Melbourne Central
Cnr Swanston & Latrobe Sts, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 1300 357 357

Date 20 Feb 2013-02 Mar 2013

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