INVISIBLE LIFE (2019)
Director : Karim Aïnouz
The year is 1950. Classical piano prodigy Eurídice (Carol Duarte) dreams of studying at the Vienna Conservatory. Her sister, Guida (Julia Stockler), however, is the first of the siblings to make it to Europe, albeit fleetingly: after having eloped with a Greek sailor, Guida soon returns to Rio de Janeiro pregnant and alone, unbeknownst to Eurídice.
Kept apart by a terrible lie, years pass as the two sisters forge their respective paths through their city's teeming bustle, each believing the other to be half a world away.
Turma da Mônica: Laços (2019)
Director: Daniel Rezende
Writers: Thiago Dottori (screenplay), Vitor Cafaggi (novel) |
Stars: Giulia Benitte, Kevin Vechiatto, Laura Rauseo
Fluffy, Jimmy Five's pet dog, vanished. He creates an infallible plan to rescue the little dog, but he will need
help from his faithful friends: Monica, Maggy and Smudge. Together, they will face challenges and live incredible adventures to get Fluffy back home.
Director & Writer: Nara Normande
Editing: Eduardo Serrano
Tayra and I grew up on a beach in the north east of Brazil. We were inseparable. The sea breeze brings me back happy memories.
The Orphan (2018)
Director & Writer: Carolina Markowicz
Producers: Mayra Aud, Mario Peixoto
Jonathas has been adopted and returned due to his 'different' way. Inspired by true events.
Bird Boy (2018)
Director & Writer: Diogo Leite
Producers: Max Eluard, Giovana Ferrari, Alberes Souza
Gabriel settles next to a tree in a rich neighborhood of São Paulo. Astonished and at the same time inert, Clarisse watches the treatment given to Gabriel by other people while she herself leads a stagnant life and depends financially on her mother.
'Cor de Pele' (2018)
Director & Producer: Livia Perini
Writer: Yan Motta, Livia Perini
“Cor de Pele” is a sensitive documentary about the life of Kauan, an 11 year-old albino boy born to black parents.
Director: Wagner Moura
1969. Marighella, Brazil’s number one enemy, has no time for fear. On the one hand, a violent military dictatorship, with its heinous crimes of torture and infamous censorship. On the other, an intimidated people. Alongside guerrilleros 30 years younger than him and willing to fight, the revolutionary leader opts for action – all the while trying to a keep the promise of reuniting with his son, who he distanced himself from in order to protect.
The Great Hack (2019)
Produced and directed by:
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer.
IDocumentary about the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal - In 2015, Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political consulting firm, began working on behalf of Ted Cruz's campaign to win the 2016 Republican nomination. It used Facebook as a means for "political-voter surveillance" through the collection of user data points. After Cruz dropped out of the race, Cambridge Analytica used the same strategies to aid Donald Trump's 2016 US presidential bid. Independent investigations into data mining, along with whistle-blower accounts of the firm's impact on Brexit, led to a scandal over the influence of social media in political elections.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the eyes of several involved persons.
Waiting for the Carnival (2019)
Director: Marcelo Gomez
A small village in the Brazilian outback is considered the nation's capital of jeans. It's also a microcosm that depicts modern day capitalism and its transgressions.
Director: Paxton Winters
Writers: Joseph Carter, Wellington Magalhaes
Stars: Bukassa Kabengele, Cassia Gil, Débora Nascimento
Tati, an introspective 13 year old girl struggles to connect with her estranged father, Jaca, after he is released from prison in the turbulent wake of the Rio Olympics. As Brazilian “Pacification" Police battle to maintain a tenuous occupation of the surrounding Rio favelas, Tati and Jaca must navigate the clashing forces threatening to derail their hope for the future. Born of a seven year creative collaboration between the community of ‘Morro dos Prazeres’ and writer/director, Paxton Winters, PACIFIED offers a bracingly intimate portrait of a family trying to find peace in the ever-shifting urban battlefield they call home.
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
Writers: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira
A documentarian (Udo Kier) heads deep into the Brazilian outback to profile a small village that recently lost its matriarch in his latest film.
After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.
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