Première Brasil 2013

Films of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
2013, Nov 06, Wed — 2013, Nov 17, Sun

Première Brasil 2013 | O Som ao Redor (Neighboring Sounds), Film still | © Promo

Première Brasil 2013 | O Som ao Redor (Neighboring Sounds), Film still | © Promo

Première Brasil 2013 | A Floresta de Jonathas (Jonathas' Forest), Film still | © Promo

Première Brasil 2013 | A Floresta de Jonathas (Jonathas' Forest), Film still | © Promo

Première Brasil 2013 | Uma História de Amor e Fúria (Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury), Film still | © Promo

Première Brasil 2013 | Uma História de Amor e Fúria (Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury), Film still | © Promo

Première Brasil 2013 | O Som ao Redor (Neighboring Sounds), Film still | © Promo

Première Brasil 2013 | O Som ao Redor (Neighboring Sounds), Film still | © Promo

The feature films and documentaries on the PREMIÈRE BRASIL program take up the controversial issues in Brazilian society in the categories “Amazonia,” “Politics and History,” and “Arts.” “Amazonia,” the eternal “other,” is the object of projections of exotic fantasies and a last enclave of virgin nature and indigenous habitat. At the same time, it is a place of archaic inequalities, and gravely threatened by brutal exploitation and destruction. “Politics and History” casts its gaze on a society that is both multiethnic and deeply unjust. The façade of prosperity crumbles easily, with social exclusion barely able to suppress the fear running below the surface. The shadows of the past, the background of the military coup of 1964 are very present. And the “Arts” will be spotlighted. Musical invention will be portrayed in images. The aesthetic and moral values of arts and of film – the seventh art form – will be explored, as will the relationship between film production and its analysis and critique.

PREMIÈRE BRASIL is a cooperation with the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, with the kind support of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry and the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin.