Nine films. Nine particular ways of seeing, feeling, being and experiencing Brazil. Showing works that explore different themes and aesthetic perspectives, the Muestra de Cine Día de Brasil has its own character, apart from other film festivals, and offers a unique selection of independent films. The Brasil Day Film Exhibition puts the realities and cultural expressions intertwined in this country on screen.
8pm: A CIDADE É UMA SÓ? (2013): A reflection on Brasil´s 50 years, focused on the permanent process of territorial and social exclusion suffered by a considerable part of the population of the Federal District and its surroundings.
10pm: ATÉ QUE A SBÓRNIA NOS SEPARE(2013): See how two local musicians observe the reactions of their countrymen when the wall surrounding the isolated country of Sbórnia falls, exposing its citizens to modern customs.
8pm: A BATALHA DO PASSINHO (2012): The dancers and phenomenon of passinho, a style of dance that developed in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, expanding beyond the dances, slums and DJs.
10pm: DEPOIS DA CHUVA (2013): 1984, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil. After 20 years of dictatorship, the population goes out into the streets to demand presidential elections. Simultaneously, Caio, a free-thinking teenager, is struggling against authority both at home and at school. This film follows a year of surprises, for both the country and for Caio.
8pm: ESSE AMOR QUE NOS CONSOME (2012): Gatto and Barbot are lifelong companions and have just moved to a big, decayed, abandoned building in downtown Rio de Janeiro, where they start to live and promote their dance company. The difficulties of everyday life are merged into artistic creation and with their belief in the Orishas gods.
10pm: DOMÉSTICA (2012): In this film, the director asks seven adolescents to film their family's housemaids for one week and hand the footage over to him.
6pm: O MESTRE E O DIVINO (2013): Two filmmakers, Adalbert Heide and Divino Tserewahu, portray life in the village and mission of Sangradouro, Mato Grosso. Shifting between complicity, competition, irony and affect, they give life to their historical records, revealing peculiar backstages of indigenous catechization in Brazil.
8pm: O HOMEM DAS MULTIDÕES (2013): Juvenal is a train driver for the metro in Belo Horizonte. Margo controls train traffic. Both live in a state of deep solitude - and each in their own way. This film is a reflection about different forms of loneliness and friendship in an overcrowded Brasilian urban environment.
10pm: ELENA (2012): Elena, a young Brazilian woman, moves to New York with the same dream as her mother: to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her seven-year-old sister, whom Elena doesn´t see again until years later when her sister is also established as an actress in New York, and she finds Elena in an unexpected place. ELENA is a film about the impact the absence of her sister had on the seven-year-old girl, the persistence of those memories and the irreversibility of that loss.
For a complete list of films and times, and trailers in Spanish, click here.
Tickets are 5 euros. Films are in Portuguese with Spanish subtitles.