2nd Brazilian Film Festival of London proved a huge success| 13 September, 2010
The 2nd Brazilian Film Festival in London finished on 5th September after improving relations between film producers from the UK and Brazil, as well as giving city dwellers the chance to catch some of the great new films which Brazil has to offer. 17 films were shown in total, all competing for the Crystal Lens gongs of Best Feature and Best Documentary, awarded after the organisers counted up audience votes. The winners in these categories were:
- Best Feature Film – Time of Fear (Salve Geral) (Director: Sergio Rezende)
- Best Documentary – Dzi Croquettes (Directors Tatiana Issa and Raphael Alvarez)
Sounds and Colours took a massive interest in the festival trying to review as many of the pictures as possible. To read any of our reviews please click on the film links below:
- Lula, The Son of Brazil (Lula, O Filho do Brasil)
- Times of Peace (Tempos de Paz)
- Blue Eyes (Olhos Azuis)
- The Story of Me (O Contador de Histórias)
- Rita Cadillac – Lady of the People (A Lady do Povo)
- Time of Fear (Salve Geral)
- Love Stories Only Last 90 Minutes (Histórias de Amor Duram Apenas)
In addition to the films the event was also a unique opportunity for film producers and directors from both sides of the Atlantic to meet and discuss possible collaborations. This turned into one of the highlights of the festival with the news that Fernando Meirelles would be one of the attendees.
Brazilian Director Fernando Meirelles with Isabel Davis from the UK Film Council
The ‘Marketplace’, which would discuss multi-national co-productions, took place on Friday 3rd September, and brought together producers and distributors from both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to Fernando Meirelles‘ presence was Sir Ben Kingsley, accompanied by his Brazilian wife Daniela Lavender (who hosted the opening ceremony).
Hosted by producer Inffinito, the Festival was the first stop of the European stage of the Inffinito Festival, which this year alone has already led the Brazilian cinema to cities like New York and Miami, USA, and Vancouver, Canada. The next destination is South America, in Montevideo, Uruguay, which receives the 1st Cine Fest Brazil – Montevideo 24th – 30th September.
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