Xingu premieres in London closing the 4th Brazilian Film Festival

Brazilian film lovers in London unite! That time of the year that London audiences have the opportunity to catch up with what best is being produced in the country is getting close: the 4th Brazilian Film Festival opens on the 21st of September and includes a great array of new productions from low budget documentaries, short films to high-grossing dramas.

(Read JungleDrums review of Xingu here)

It all starts on Friday the 21st with a screening of “I’ll Raffle off My Heart”, a documentary on the Brazilian romantic, and erotic sentimentalism, based on the works of the most important composers of popular corny music, known as brega (cheesy) and directed by  Ana Rieper.

The selection also includes “Captains of the Sand” and adaptation from Jorge Amado’s famous novel Captains of the Sand set in the 1950’s in Salvador, where a gang of street kids are committing petty thefts and sophisticated mansion robberies.

Other highlights include the music documentary “Raul”that recounts in detail the personal and professional life of Raul Seixas, an icon of Brazilian Rock in the 1980’s. Rare archival footage, intertwined with testimonies by relatives, companions and friends are the backdrop of this journey through music and time.

The cherry on the cake is the finalle, Xingu. Directed by Cao Hamburger and produced by Fernando Meirelles, it tells the true story of three brothers who give up their comfortable lives to embark on a trailblazing mission through Central Brazil in the 40s and end up creating the National Xingu Park.

The festival showcases a short film before each feature.

Check the oficial website for full listings.

The 4th Brazilian Film Festival of London
21st to 25th of September
@Odeon Panton st,  Panton St, 11/18 Panton Street – London SW1Y
Tickets Adult £10, Conc. £8
Box office on 0871 22 44 007 4DP

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