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SHOWING 25 FILMS FROM BRAZIL
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PRISONER OF THE IRON BARS - SELF PORTRAITS

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Country: Brazil
This extraordinary first documentary about Sao Paulo's infamous prison starts where Hector Babenco's fictional Carandiru (also in the Festival) leaves off. Through a workshop at which video cameras were given to inmates, Sacramento pushes the boundaries of the genre in delivering a convincing and coherent film -- reality and cinema are rarely paired with such humanity and originality. |Read More
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REACHING FOR THE MOON

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Directed By: Bruno Barreto
  • Country: Brazil
Frustrated poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Brazil and encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. Anchored by magnificent lead performances from Miranda Otto and Glória Pires, Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it. |Read More
Drama, Relationships
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THIS IS CLIMATE CHANGE

In this expansive virtual reality docu-series from Participant Media and Condition One, journey to the far corners of the earth to discover the people and places being hit hardest by climate change. This Is Climate Change offers an immersive look into our new reality of catastrophic weather events that are displacing communities and transforming landscapes with alarming speed. |Read More
Documentary, Environmental, Tribeca Film Festival Alumni

XINGU

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Cao Hamburger
  • Country: Brazil
Brazil, 1943. Three brothers on an expedition into the feral center of the country encounter a village of Xingu Indians. Allured by the rich indigenous culture, the brothers take a bold stand against corrupt national forces and make protecting the Xingu their lives' work. With wild, breathtaking visuals and atmospheric music, TFF alum Cao Hamburger conveys a distinct vision of Brazil while finding a universally resonant message in his protagonists' revolutionary vision. |Read More
Drama
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YEAR MY PARENTS WENT ON VACATION

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Directed By: Cao Hamburger
  • Country: Brazil
It's the summer of 1970, and twelve-year-old Mauro's biggest concern is whether Brazil wins the World Cup-until his politicized parents are forced to flee the country, and he is thrust into the alien world of Sao Paolo's Jewish community. This sensitive drama shows an innocent caught up in a ferociously repressive dictatorship he knows nothing about. |Read More

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