Première Brasil 2011

Films of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
2011, Nov 16, Wed — 2011, Nov 27, Sun

Light in Darkness (Luz nas Trevas), film still | © Promo

Light in Darkness (Luz nas Trevas), film still | © Promo

VIPs | Foto: Milena Mendes

VIPs | Foto: Milena Mendes

The films are characterized by an acute sense of a society in flux, for people in search of an identity. The opening film is a prime example: ”VIPs“ is about a young man who moves seamlessly from one identity to another, from drug courier to worldly businessman. “O Abismo Prateado/The Silver Cliff“ is another case in point: it’s about a successful dentists who is completely torn from her normal existance by a singe telephone call. Another focus is on the history of dictatorships and resistance movements, whose structures are similar the world over: the documentary film “Utopia e Barbárie“ shows just how close the two are. And tribute is also paid to television: various screens in the foyer of the Haus show forays into the TV genre by well-known filmmakers such as Karim Ainouz and Sandra Kogut, all embedded in a music lounge.

In cooperation with the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
Supported by Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations/Brazilian Embassy in Berlin.