In the Netherlands, Brazil as a filmmaking country is relatively unknown to a general audience. The few Brazilian films screened here can hardly be called typical of present-day Brazilian cinema. With this program, we hope to convince our audience of the quality of present-day Brazilian cinema so that they will keep coming back for more from Brazil in future.
Under the umbrella of the Brazilian Stories program, 10 feature-length and 8 short, independently produced films will be screened to give an intriguing impression of the diversity and quality of filmmaking in Brazil. Please see Film A-Z for a list of films in this program.
|Brazilian Summer Sessions Docs
If there is one nation that absolutely adores music, it is Brazil. It is therefore no big surprise that many music films are produced in Brazil. This is reflected in this year’s World Cinema Amsterdam programming. During Brazilian Summer Sessions Docs fascinating music documentaries are screened, especially selected for this purpose with Neyde Lantyer en Claudia Trajano from A Hora do Brasil. These 'sessions' will show five documentaries that will mainly focus on Brazilian popular music in the 60s and 70s. It was the time of the experiment, the time of the Tropicália, a movement that had a huge impact on the pop scene - not only in Brazil but also abroad.
|Cachaça Cinema Clube - Saturday 11 August
On Saturday 11 August it is time for the Cachaça Cinema Clube. Film and drinks, a concept that has been a big hit in Rio de Janeiro for quite some years now. A film audience, filmmakers and screeners regularly meet at the old Cine Odeon to watch shorts – and of course sip at their cachaça. On Saturday, the Clube meets for a one-off at Rialto! Read more...
|Debate - Sunday 12 August
Brazilian cinema has managed to come out of the unknown in just a couple of years. In the past few to no Brazilian films reached the international stages, whereas nowadays they regularly receive awards at the major film festivals. Brazil as a film nation has by now practically reached the same status as acknowledged film superpowers as Argentina and Mexico. The simple question is: how is this possible? The answer will presumably be far from simple. Festival curator Lis Kogan, a leading expert on Brazilian cinema, will chair the discussion on all ins and outs of this question, with contributions from the directors attending the festival: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Adirley Queirós, Eduardo Nunes, Leonardo Sette, Juliana Rojas, Roberta Marques and Anita Rocha de Silveira. Free entrance.