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Brazilian Cinema

Brazil's cinema is one of the most important on the Latin American continent and has had a changeful time - in 2020 it will again experience a shock with an enemy of humanism and culture at the head of the state. It caused the most sensation in the early 1960s, when the so-called Cinema Novo became groundbreaking not only for its own country: the preservation of independence seemed possible, and resistance to the imperialist Hollywood seemed successful. The great films of a Glauber Rocha (Terra em transe, Barravento) still look like a single outcry against the injustice of the world today. In Brazil, the fight against standard cinema was declared, and from here the fire ignited the continent. In recent years, Brazil's cinema has been self-confident and has repeatedly presented surprising films that take pleasure in playing with realities and levels of perception. The most recent example is the moving journey through time "The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao".

Just Like Our Parents (2017)
Lais Bodanzky
Brazil
106′
Rosa is in her late 30s, a child of the 1970s with divorced parents. She lives with her own family in São Paulo. Overwhelmed by an eruption of individual passions, lies and the expectations of three generations, she tries to discover who she really is.
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Los silencios (2018)
Beatriz Seigner
Brazil
90′
Nuria, 12, Fabio, 9, and their mother Amparo arrive in a small island in the middle of Amazonia, at the border of Brazil, Colombia and Peru. They ran away from the Colombian armed conflict in which their father disappeared. One day, he reappears in their new house. The family is haunted by this strange secret and discovers the island is peopled with ghosts.
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Sonhos de Peixe- Fishdreams (2006)
Kirill Mikhanovsky
Brazil
107′
In a tiny village on the northeastern coast of Brazil, the young fisherman Jusce scrapes out a living by diving 30 meters with rudimentary equipment for lobster. His prize’ at the end of a long day of risky work is sitting close to Ana as she savors the drama of urban sophisticates on her favorite soap opera. Ana dreams of leaving the village to see the world. Jusce is content with the life he leads. Jusce’s old fishing buddy - Rogerio - returns from the big city for holidays. With his Buggy he drives around the dunes and scores Ana’s immediate attention. The day Rogerio gives Jusce a ride to Ana’s marks the beginning of their rivalry for Ana’s attention. Jusce has to reinvent himself in order not to loose Ana to the adventurous life style of Rogerio. Russian-born Kirill Mikhanovsky locates his love story in an impoverished fishing village in Brazil against the background of the harsh daily life of the fishermen. In expert manner the debut-director handles both image and sound, which intertwine provocatively throughout this visually impressive sleeper hit of the Cannes Critics’ Week.
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Birdwatchers (2008)
Marco Bechis
Brazil
104′
Birdwatchers (La terra degli uomini rossi) is a film set in Brazil, in the Matto Grosso do Sul. It depicts the breakdown of a community of Guarani-Kaiowa native Indians whilst attempting to reclaim their ancestral land from a local farmer.
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