MOSTRA VI – List of Films

MOSTRA VI: Brazilian Film Series complete line up is below. For more info go to http://www.mostrafilmseries.com
>>Check complete program by date here.

AGING – PREMIERE CHICAGO

Envelhescência (original title)

2015| 84 min | Documentary | Director: Gabriel Martinez | English subtitles

Envelhescência is a documentary that tells the story of five seniors from São Paulo and Santa Catarina state that reinvent themselves after their 60’s.


BALLROOM – PREMIERE CHICAGO

Chega e Saudade (original title)

2008| 95 min | Drama, Musical, Romance | Director: Laís Bodanzky | English subtitles

In an old-time dance hall (a “gafieira”) in São Paulo, one evening is all it takes to meet different characters as they remember the past, live the present, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, naturally, dance.


ÉDEN – PREMIERE CHICAGO

Éden (original title)

2013| 73 min | Drama | Director: Bruno Safadi | English subtitles

Eden tells the story of Karine, a 30 year old woman, who lives in the suburbs of a big city, Rio de Janeiro. 8 months pregnant, she is in mourning for her husband, Juninho, recently murdered in a senseless attack.


ETERNAL AMAZON – PREMIERE CHICAGO

Amazônia Eterna (original title)

2013| 88 min | Documentary | Director: Belisario Franca | English subtitles

At a time when the world is discussing the impact of human actions on the environment, Amazônia Eterna presents a critical analysis of how the world’s largest tropical rainforest is understood and appreciated.


GETÚLIO – PREMIERE USA

Getúlio (origital title)

2014| 101 min | Drama, History | Director: João Jardim | English subtitles

The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda (Alexandre Borges) on August 5, 1954, at rua Toneleros, Rio de Janeiro, in which Major Vaz was assassinated instead.

ORGANIC BRAZIL – PREMIERE USA

Brasil Orgânico (original title)

2013 | 58 min | Documentary | Director: Kátia Klock e Lícia Brancher | English subtitles

The video narrates initiatives and stories of people who have farming as a life ideology – from the family farmer to the large producer, the agronomist to the nutritionist, the chef to the food industry executive.

PORTRAIT OF A THIEF – PREMIERE USA – CLOSING NIGHT

Muitos Homens Num Só (original title)

2015 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History | Director: Mini Kerti | English subtitles

A mysterious con man, a determined woman and an indefatigable detective form the dynamic triangle at the core of this compelling period drama, set at the turn of the 20th century in Rio de Janeiro.


SHE COMES BACK ON THURSDAY – PREMIERE CHICAGO

Ela Volta na Quinta (original title)

2015 | 107 min | Documentary | Director: André Novais Oliveira | English subtitles

An everyday life of a black middle-class family that is turned upside down when the marriage of the parents is threatening to break up.


SLIGHTLY OUT OF TUNE – FREE AT IIT

Os Desafinados (original title)

2008 | 139 min | Drama, Musical | Director: Walter Lima Jr. | | English subtitles

A group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil in the 1960’s and 70’s. Together, these musicians form a band called “Os Desafinados.”

TIME AND THE WIND – USA PREMIERE

O Tempo e o Vento (original title)

2013 | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War | Director: Jayme Monjardim | English subtitles

The history of Brazil’s southern occupation and the Anna Terra descendants.

THE HOUR AND TURN OF AUGUSTO MATRAGA – CHICAGO PREMIERE

A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga (original title)

2011 | 110 min | Drama | Director: Vinicius Coimbra | English subtitles

Based on Guimarães Rosa’s (classic Brazilian author) short story, the movie tells the story of Augusto Matraga, a bankrupt and violent farmer who lives above the Law in Minas Gerais’ hinterland.


THE STAPLE OF NEWS – CHICAGO PREMIERE

O Mercado de Notícias (original title)

2014 | 94 min | Documentary, Drama | Director: Jorge Furtado | English subtitles

Discussion about journalism today in Brazil, inspired by the play “The Staple of News”


WINDOW OF THE SOUL

Janela da Alma

2001 | 73 min | Documentary | Directors: João Jardim, Walter Carvalho | English subtitles

Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment – from mild nearsightedness to total blindness – discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the world. Writer and Nobel laureate José Saramago, musician Hermeto Paschoal, filmmaker Wim Wenders, blind Franco-Slovenian photographer Evgen Bavcar, among others, make personal and surprising revelations about various aspects of vision.


THE HISTORY OF ETERNITY – PREMIERE USA

A História da Eternidade (original title)

2015 | 121 min | Drama | Director: Camilo Cavalcante | English subtitles

The History of Eternity is a synesthetic essay about love, desires and dreams. The entire narrative takes place in the same village with approximately 40 inhabitants in a desert landscape, a geographical point in northeastern Brazil with specific references in relation to time and space. A secluded place where everything happens at a measured pace.

OSCAR NIEMEYER – THE FIGHT IS LONG

Oscar Niemeyer – A Luta é Longa (original title)

2015 | 52 min | Documentary | Director: Bernardo Pinheiro Mota | English subtitles

A new look at the history, beliefs, inspirations and work of Oscar Niemeyer in records of his later years.

>>Check complete program by date here.