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SHOWING 25 FILMS FROM BRAZIL
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HOUSE OF SAND

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Country: Brazil
Inspired by Woman of the Dunes, this epic tale of love and loss follows the fate of three generations of headstrong women who all, at some point, lived in the same desert house full of sand. Waddington does a masterful job of showing time's punishing clock. Starring Fernanda Montenegro (Best Actress Winner TFF 2004) and Fernanda Torres. A Sony Pictures Classics release. |Read More
Drama
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NELSON FREIRE

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Country: Brazil
Brazilian Nelson Freire is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of piano -- his mastery rivals Rachmaninov, Cortot, Hofmann, Rubinstein, and Gould. This marvelous documentary by Joao Moreira Salles, brother of renowned filmmaker Walter Salles, is a lovely portrait of a supremely talented but unusually private and humble man. |Read More
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NOBODYS WATCHING

Nico is a promising actor in Argentina, but in New York, nobody takes notice. After giving up a successful career in his home country for a chance to make it in the big apple, Nico finds himself bartending, babysitting and doing odd jobs to keep afloat. In a moving depiction of the vibrant city, director Julia Solomonoff’s touching feature questions how we adjust when we lose our audience. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), LGBT, Latino Director(s), TFF Alumni
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ONLY WHEN I DANCE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Beadie Finzi
  • Country: U.K., Brazil
Two teenage ballet dancers from the working-class favelas of Rio are determined to dance their way to a better life, but to do so they must grow up against harsh prejudice, doubt, and some of the best dancers in the world. This inspiring doc trails their path to beat the odds and follow their dream of making it in the elite world of professional ballet. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Country: Brazil
Regina is a 65-year-old woman who passes her time working as a volunteer informant for the Copacabana police. One night she spies a man apparently murdering his wife through lethal injection. When the police decline to investigate, Regina takes up the case herself, and soon becomes romantically entangled with her prime suspect. Featuring a tour de force performance by Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station). |Read More
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PLAYING

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Directed By: Eduardo Coutinho
  • Country: Brazil
One of Brazil's most respected documentary filmmakers invited two dozen women to be filmed as they told their life stories. Months later, he filmed a group of actresses as they reenacted the same stories. The result couldn't be simpler-or more inexplicably magical! |Read More
Documentary

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