Posts Tagged 'Brazilian Cinema'

Interview with José Padilha

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within elevated José Padilha to a major player in Latin American cinema, and became the biggest-selling Brazilian film of all time. Now, it’s being released in the UK on DVD and we decided the time was right to talk to Padilha about the controversy of the first Elite Squad and the success of it’s sequel.

NOV
10

City of God @ London World Film Festival

Rio Film School are hosting the Brazilian night of the London World Film Festival, which means a screening of City of God as well as a Q+A with Leandro Firmino (aka Lil Ze from City of God) and a few

Review of Silver Cliff

Inspired by the legendary Chico Buarque song “Eye to Eye” and starring Brazilian soap actress Alessandra Negrini, Karim Ainouz’s moving, melancholy film Silver Cliff, was a worthy opener to Cinema of Brazil.

NOV
11

Brazilian Cinema Returns

It wasn’t that long ago that we had the Brazilian Film Festival of London but already we have a new season of Brazilian cinema lined up, with the Cinema of Brazil season taking Travel Stories as it’s theme. This means

OCT
30

In Your Name @ The Lexi Cinema

In Your Name is the debut feature from Brazilian director Paulo Nascimento. It tells the story of a student who is arrested, tortured and thrown out of Brazil during the 1970s, a time when Brazil was under military rule and

Interview with Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Meirelles is a man in demand. The renowned director of City of God, Constant Gardener and Blindness, is in town to present his new film, 360, which opened the 55th BFI London Film Festival yesterday. JD tracked him down for a chat.

OCT
13

Talk with Fernando Meirelles and Marco Dutra

A conversation with Fernando Meirelles and Marco Dutra (Hard Labor) about both of their films and their work. Topics include the current climate of Brazilian and Latin American cinema, opportunities with international markets and audiences, and ways to improve the

Reinventing the aesthetics of Capoeira

Capoeira has been used as the subject (or device) of many films in recent years. Here, Ricardo Cangaceiro looks at the history of capoeira in film as well as reviewing Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle, the newest addition to this sequence.

SEP
6

Schedule for 3rd Brazilian Film Festival

The Brazilian Film Festival of London returns to the capital, starting on Tuesday 6th Sept with a BAFTA screening before moving to Odeon Covent Garden for four more days of Brazilian film, ending on 10th Sept.

Interview with Wagner Moura

“The police do not exist to protect people in Brazil, they exist to protect the state.” Wagner Moura on his role in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.