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3rd Brazilian Film Festival 2007

What Showcasing a selection of recent films from Brazil, including award-winning festival favourites.
When 14 August 2007 (Tuesday) - 19 August 2007 (Sunday)
Where Golden Village VivoCity
1 Harbourfront Walk VivoCity, Levels 2 & 3, Singapore 098585 Tel: 6311 9162
Admission

S$9.50 tickets available to the public from 8 August 2007:

S$8.50 discounted tickets available to SFS members, ONLY at the GV VivoCity box-office. (SFS members must produce a valid SFS membership card. Limited to one discounted ticket per member per session.)

Phone bookings are NOT available for SFS film festivals.

 

Presented by The Embassy Of The Federative Republic Of Brazil, Singapore Film Society and Golden Village

Sponsored by PETROBRAS

 

The Embassy Of The Federative Republic Of Brazil


 Petrobras

 

Screening schedule

Sessions start punctually at the stated times (there will be no trailers, unlike normal screenings).

Tue 14 Aug

7.00pm :: The Middle Of The World
9.30pm :: This Is Bossa Nova: The History And Stories

Wed 15 Aug

7.00pm :: The Machine
9.30pm :: The Greatest Love Of All

Thu 16 Aug

7.00pm :: God Is Brazilian
9.30pm :: Stay With Me Tonight

Fri 17 Aug

7.00pm :: This Is Bossa Nova: The History And Stories
9.30pm :: Two Sons Of Francisco

Sat 18 Aug

4.30pm :: The Machine
7.00pm :: The Middle Of The World
9.30pm :: God Is Brazilian

Sun 19 Aug

4.30pm :: Two Sons Of Francisco
7.00pm :: Stay With Me Tonight
9.30pm :: The Greatest Love Of All


Please note that age restrictions apply for some of the following ratings:

TBA: To be announced
G:
or General
PG: Parental Guidance required
NC16: No Children below 16 years old
M18: Mature 18 -- for persons 18 years old and above
R21: Restricted to persons 21 years old and above



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Please note the following schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

 

Synopses

The Greatest Love Of All (O Maior Amor Do Mundo)

R21 – Some sexual scenes
Directed by Carlos Diegues, 2006, 106 minutes
Cast: Taís Araújo, Sérgio Britto, Clara Carvalho

Antonio, a Brazilian astrophysicist who has lived and worked in the United States, discovers that he has terminal cancer. He returns to Brazil for a final tribute and to find out who his real parents were. Time is running out for him.

Official site

Award

Montreal World Film Festival 2006 winner.



Stay With Me Tonight (Fica Comigo Esta Noite)

M18 – Sexual scenes
Directed by João Falcão, 2006, 73 minutes
Cast: Vladimir Brichta, Aline Moraes, Laura Cardoso

During a marriage crisis, a man dies, and a ghost has to be convinced to intervene in order that contact can be maintained with his wife.

Mario Cadaia writes on The Internet Movie Database: "The setting, the costumes, the soundtrack ... it's all combined to produce a real ghost story, not a spooky one, not one oriented to the horror scene, but a ghost story about tenderness, passion and the true feeling of love. The main song of the soundtrack says ‘Fica comigo esta noite e não te arrependerás’ (Stay with me tonight and you won't regret)."



God Is Brazilian (Deus É Brasileiro)

NC16
Directed by Carlos Diegues, 2002, 110 minutes
Cast: Antônio Fagundes, Wagner Moura, Paloma Duarte

God decides to take a vacation – but, first, He has to find a saint who can rule the universe while He’s away. For that, He goes to the northeast of Brazil, where He believes there’s a very good man for the job; during His mission, He befriends a very smart young man, Taoca.

Nominations

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (2004) - Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Sound



The Machine (A Máquina)

PG
Directed by João Falcão, 2006, 90 minutes
Cast: Gustavo Falcão, Mariana Ximenes, Paulo Autran

In Nordestina, a village in Pernambuco, Antônio (Gustavo Falcão) is the youngest son of his mother, who has cried continuously for five years. As a young man, he falls in love with 17-year-old Karina (Mariana Ximenes), who dreams of seeing the world and becoming an actress. On a sensationalist TV show in Rio de Janeiro, Antõnio promises to travel 50 years into the future or die for love. The Antõnio of this future (Paulo Autran) tries to right the wrongs of his journey.

Nominations

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (2007) - Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor

Award

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (2005) - Audience Award for Best Film



The Middle Of The World (O Caminho Das Nuvens)

PG
Directed by Vicente Amorim, 2003, 87 minutes
Cast: Wagner Moura, Cláudia Abreu, Carol Castro. San Sebastian International Film Festival 2003 winner

Romão, illiterate and unemployed, feels destiny drawing him on an odyssey to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of a job and a decent life. A family of seven journeys two thousand miles across the hinterlands of Brazil on bicycles. Along the way, the story explores the inner dynamics of a family facing a great challenge and having the courage to pursue their dreams.

New York Times Movie Review 

Nomination

San Sebastian International Film Festival (2003)



Eternal Pelé (Pelé Eterno)

PG
Directed by Anibal Massaini Neto, 2004, 125 minutes

This Cannes 2004 winner is a documentary about the Brazilian soccer genius, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, a.k.a. Pelé. No soccer fan can afford to miss it!

Comprehensive information on Pelé can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pele



This Is Bossa Nova: The History And Stories (Coisa Mais Linda: Histórias E Casos Da Bossa Nova)

PG
Directed by Paulo Thiago, 2005, 129 minutes

An informative, musical, historical panorama on the birth of the new Bossa. The musical movement reached its peak in 1962, when it was internationalized definitively at a Carnegie Hall concert. Featuring interviews with and exclusive footage of Robert Menescal, Carlos Lyra, João Donato, Alaíde Costa, Johnny Alf, Kay Lira, Leny Andrade, Chris Delano, Sergio Ricardo, Billy Blanco.

Nomination

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (2007) - Best Documentary



Two Sons of Francisco (2 Filhos de Francisco)

G
Directed by Breno Silveira, 2005, 119 minutes, DVD format with English subtitles

Based on a true story, a spirited parable of survival about a singing duo’s journey from poverty and tragedy to adulation and millions of records sold. Brazil’s number one box office hit of 2005 features terrific country-style music and compelling performances.