Chennai to host Brazilian Film Festival | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The Brazilian Embassy in New Delhi and the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation are organizing a Brazilian Film Festival in Chennai from October 4 to 8. And no, it’s not virtual.
The screenings will take place at the Alliance Française de Madras, 24, College Road, Nungambakkam. Here is the schedule:
OLGA, Oct 4, 6 p.m.
Directed by Jayme Monjardim, this 2004 film is based on the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the Getúlio Vargas dictatorship (1930-1945), she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a concentration camp. After the start of World War II, Vargas decided to support the Allies.
The film has 15 nominations and 16 victories at national and international festivals.
TIM MAIA, Oct. 5, 6 p.m.
This 140-minute film, directed by Mauro Lima is a biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at 55, including his passage through the United States, where he discovers a new style of music and was arrested for theft and drug possession.
The film has 14 nominations and 6 victories at national and international festivals.
ELIS, October 6, 6 p.m.
Made in 2016, this film is about the life of Elis Regina, arguably the greatest Brazilian singer of all time, is told in this energetic and pulsating biopic film. It is directed by Hugo Prata and has 14 nominations and 19 victories in national and international festivals.
ROMANCE, October 8, 5:30 p.m.
During a remake of the play Tristan and Isolde, the actors Pedro and Ana fall in love. As the characters experience an idealized romance on stage, behind the curtains, the couple face common obstacles to true love: passion, jealousy, routine. Directed by Guel Arraes, this film, produced in 2008, received 9 nominations, including Best Film and Best Actor at national and international festivals.
TROPICÁLIA, October 8, 7.15 p.m.
Set in the turbulent atmosphere of the 1960s, Tropicália is a feature-length documentary exploring the Brazilian art movement known as tropicália, and the struggle its artists endured to protect their right to freely express revolutionary thought against traditional music. Brazilian at the time. Directed by Marcelo Machado, this nearly 90-minute film has 6 nominations and 2 victories in national and international festivals.

Gerald R. Schneider

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