Rio Film Festival Unveils Competition Slate
Premiere Brazil will screen 13 fiction films, 7 documentaries, and 10 short films.
The Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival revealed the slate of its Premiere Brazil section as well as a full list of local films to be screened in its 17th edition, which runs Oct 1 – 14.
As the festival’s only competitive section, which showcases the latest from the country’s top filmmakers, Premiere Brazil will screen 13 feature films, 7 feature length documentaries, and 10 shorts in competition, of which 10 features and documentaries are having their world premieres. A further two features and two documentary features will screen out of competition.
A total of 41 features and 19 shorts from local filmmakers will screen in both Premiere Brazil’s competitions and sidebars, as well as in other program sections such as Panorama, Expectation, Midnight Movies, Frontiers, Itinerários Únicos and Tesouro, which will screen Walter Lima Jr’s classic Plantation Boy in a newly restored version.
Also, as part of this year’s commemoration of the 450 years of the founding of Rio, the festival will additionally screen 6 films that have the city as its setting or reflect the theme of Rio 450.
The Rio Film Festival or organized by the Mayor of Rio’s office, RioFilme agency, Petrobras and BNDES, with the support of Globo Filmes, Oi, and the Ministry of Culture, as well as further partners and supporters.
The full list of Brazilian films across the program is listed below:
PREMIERE BRAZIL COMPETITION
Feature Length Fiction
1. Aspirantes (Hopefuls), by Ives Rosenfeld, 75 min.
2. A Floresta Que se Move (The Moving Forest), by Vinícius Coimbra, 99 min.
3. Beatriz (Beatriz), by Alberto Graça, 99 min, WP*.
4. Boi Neon (Bull Down), by Gabriel Mascaro, 101 min.
5. Califórnia (California), by Marina Person, 85 min, WP*.
6. Campo Grande (Campo Grande), by Sandra Kogut, 109 min.
7. Introdução à Música do Sangue (Introduction to the Music of Blood), by Luiz Carlos Lacerda, 95 min.
8. Mate-me Por Favor (Kill Me Please), by Anita Rocha da Silveira, 101 min.
9. Mundo Cão (In Dog's Words), by Marcos Jorge, 100 min, WP*.
10. Nise - Coração da Loucura (Nise - The Heart of Madness), by Roberto Berliner, 109 min, WP*.
11. Órfãos do Eldorado (Orphans of Eldorado), by Guilherme Coelho, 96 min.
12. Quase Memória (Oblivious Memory), by Ruy Guerra, 95 mi, WP*
13. Tudo que Aprendemos Juntos (The Violin Teacher), by Sérgio Machado, 100 min.
(WP*: World Premiere)
1. Betinho - A Esperança Equilibrista (Betinho - Hope on the Line), by Victor Lopes, 90 min. WP*
2. Cordilheiras no Mar: A Fúria do Fogo Bárbaro (Ridges in the Sea: The Fury of the Wild Fire), by Geneton Moraes Neto, 98 min.
3. Crônica da Demolição (Chronicle of the Demolition), by Eduardo Ades, 89 min. WP*
4. Futuro Junho (Future June), by Maria Augusta Ramos, 100 min. WP*
5. Marias (Marias), by Joana Mariani, 73 min. WP*
6. Mario Wallace Simonsen, Entre a Memória e a História (Mario Wallace Simonsen, Between Memory and History), by Ricardo Pinto e Silva, 110 min. WP*
7. Olmo e a Gaivota (Olmo and The Seagull), by Petra Costa e Lea Glob, 82 min.
1. A Morte de J.P. Cuenca (The Death of J.P.Cuenca), by João Paulo Cuenca, 90 min. WP*
2. A Seita (The Sect), by André Antônio, 70 min. WP*
3. Beira-Mar (Seashore), by Filipe Matzembacher & Marcio Reolon, 83 min.
4. Clarisse ou alguma coisa sobre nós dois (Clarisse or Something About Us), by Petrus Cariry, 84 min. WP*
5. Jonas (Jonah), by Lô Politi, 90 min. WP*
6. Ralé (Ralé - The Lower Depths), by Helena Ignez, 73 min. WP*
OUT OF COMPETITION
1. Através da Sombra (Through The Shadow), by Walter Lima Jr., 100 min. WP*
2. Em Três Atos, (In Three Acts), by Lúcia Murat, 76 min. WP*
1. 82 Minutos (82 Minutes), by Nelson Hoineff, 125 min. WP*
2. Andre Midani - do Vinil ao Download (A Brief History of Brazilian Music - Andre Midani, from Vinyl to Download), by Andrucha Waddington e Mini Kerti, 120 min.
Rio 450 Years
1. O Rio por Eles (Rio by Them), by Ernesto Rodrigues, 90 min. WP*
2. São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, a Formação de uma Cidade (São Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, Creating a City), by Juliana de Carvalho, 90 min. WP*
3. O Porto do Rio, by Pedro Évora, Luciana Bezerra, 85 min. WP*
1. No Retrovisor [provisional title] (Looking at the Rear View Mirror), by João Araujo, 101 min. WP*
2. Brasil vs Brasil (Brasil vs Brasil), by Marcos Prado, 52 min. WP*
1. Ninguém Ama Ninguém... Por Mais de Dois Anos (No One Loves Anyone... For More Than Two Years), by Clovis Mello, 87 min. WP*
2. Zoom (Zoom), by Pedro Morelli, 97 min.
3. Quanto Tempo o Tempo Tem (Transtime), by Adriana L.Dutra, 80 min.
1. Levante! (Uprising!), by Susanna Lira and Barney Lankester-owen, 52 min.
1. As Fábulas Negras (The Black Fables), by Rodrigo Aragão, Joel Caetano, Petter Baiestorf and José Mojica Marins, 93 min.
1. Menino de Engenho (Plantation Boy), by Walter Lima Jr, 110 min - 1965
1. Até a China (Sheeliton), by Marão, 15 min. DOC
2. Cumieira (The Top Floor), by Diego Benevides, 13 min. DOC
3. Fantasia de Papel (Photonovels), by Tetê Mattos, 15 min. DOC
4. Guida (Guida), by Rosana Urbes, 12 min. FIC
5. Mar de Fogo (Sea of Fire), by Joel Pizzini, 8 min. DOC
6. Marrocos (Morocco), by Andrea Nero e Iajima Silena, 8 min. DOC
7. Olho-Urubu (Urubu-Eye), by André Guerreiro Lopes, 13 min. FIC
8. Pele de Pássaro (Bird Skin), by Clara Peltier, 15 min. DOC
9. Serra do Caxambu (Serra do Caxambu), by Marcio Brito Neto, 15 min. DOC
10. Som Guia (Wild Track), by Felipe Rocha, 15 min. FIC
1. Escape From My Eyes (Escape From My Eyes), by Felipe Bragança, 30 min. DOC
2. Imóvel (Still), by Isaac Pipano, 20 min. FIC
3. Outubro Acabou (October is Over), by Karen Akerman, Miguel Seabra Lopes, 24 min. FIC
4. Tarântula (Tarantula), by Aly Muritiba, Marja Calafange, 20 min. FIC