BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL

INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION in association with the Embassy of Brazil, New Delhi are organizing a BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL on 4, 5, 6 and 8 October 2021 at Alliance Française of Madras, 24, College Road, Nungambakkam.

 

Venue :  Alliance Française of Madras, 24, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Date : Oct  4, 5, 6 & 8 2021
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details).

 

1. OLGA (Biography/Drama/History, Dir. Jayme Monjardim, 2004, 141 min) – Oct 4, 6 pm

Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a concentration camp. After World War II began, Vargas decided to uphold the Allies.

The film has 15 nominations and 16 wins in national and international festivals.

 

2. TIM MAIA (Biography/Drama/Music, Dir. Mauro Lima, 2014, 140 min) – Oct 5, 6 pm

Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.

The film has 14 nominations and 6 wins in national and international festivals.

 

3. ELIS (Biography/Drama/Music, Dir. Hugo Prata, 2016, 110 min) – Oct 6, 6 pm

The life of Elis Regina, undoubtedly the greatest Brazilian singer of all time, is told in this biopic film with energetic and pulsating rhythm.

The film has 14 nominations and 19 wins in national and international festivals.

 

4. ROMANCE (Romance, Dir. Guel Arraes, 2008, 105 min) – Oct 8, 5.30 pm

During a remake of the play Tristan and Isolde, actors Pedro and Ana fall in love. While the characters live an idealized romance on the stage, behind the curtains, the couple faces the common obstacles to true love: passion, jealousy, routine…

The film has received 9 nominations, including Best Film and Best Actor in national and international festivals.

 

5. TROPICÁLIA (Documentary/Music, Dir. Marcelo Machado, 2012, 87 min) – Oct 8, 7.15 pm

Set against the turbulent atmosphere of the 1960s, Tropicália is a feature length documentary exploring the Brazilian artistic movement known as tropicália, and the struggle its artists endured to protect their right to freely express revolutionary thought against the traditional brazilian music of that time.

The film has 6 nominations and 2 wins in national and international festivals.

 

Venue :  Alliance Française of Madras, 24, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Date : Oct  4, 5, 6 & 8 2021
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details).

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