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Waste Land

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Waste Land

DIRECTOR : Lucy Walker
COUNTRY : Bazil | UK
YEAR : 2010
TIME : 99min

Labia 14 Oct @ 6:15pm

SYNOPSIS

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

AWARDS

Over 30 awards in various International Film Festivals.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Lucy grew up in London, England, started directing theater in high school and continued as an undergraduate at Oxford University, where her plays won prestigious Oxford University Dramatic Society awards. After graduating at the top of her class with a BA Hons and MA Oxon in Literature, she won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend New York University’s Graduate Film Program, where she earned her MFA. While at NYU, she moonlighted as a musician and DJ, during which time she met Moby, who contributed the music for WASTE LAND.

Lucy Walker uses dramatic filmmaking techniques to make documentary films, following memorable characters on transformative journeys that grant unique access inside closed worlds. In addition to WASTE LAND, Lucy Walker directed a second feature documentary that premiered at Sundance 2010: COUNTDOWN TO ZERO, a terrifying exposé of the current threat of nuclear terrorism and proliferation.

Lucy’s previous film BLINDSIGHT premiered at Toronto and received audience awards at the Berlinale (Panorama), Ghent, AFI and Palm Springs film festivals, as well as nominations for Best Documentary at the 2007 Grierson Awards and British Independent Film Awards.

The History of Eternity

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The History of Eternity

DIRECTOR : Camilo Cavalcante
COUNTRY : Brazil
YEAR : 2014
TIME : 121min

Labia 14 Oct @ 8:30pm

SYNOPSIS

A Historia da Eternidade is a synesthetic essay about love, desires and dreams. The narrative tells 3 stories that takes place in a village in northeastern Brazil with specific references in relation to time and space. A secluded place where everything happens at a measured pace, inspiring extremely visceral moments within the cycle that repeats itself eternally on the stage of human tragedy.

AWARDS

18 awards in various International Film Festivals.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Camilo Cavalcante has worked as a producer, screenwriter and director since 1995.
He made 14 short films in different formats from VHS to Digital, as well as 16 mm and 35mm. Among them: LEVIATÃ (LEVIATHAN); O VELHO, O MAR E O LAGO (THE OLD MAN, THE SEA AND THE LAKE); A HISTÓRIA DA ETERNIDADE (THE HISTORY OF ETERNITY); RAPSÓDIA PARA UM HOMEM COMUM (RAPSODY FOR AN ORDINARY MAN); O
PRESIDENTE DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS (THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES); AVE
MARIA OU MÃE DOS SERTANEJOS (HOLY MARY OR THE MOTHER OF THE HISTERLAND PEOPLE) and MY WAY, for which he has received more than 120 prizes.
In partnership with Cláudio Assis, Cavalcante directed the documentary EU VOU DE
VOLTA (I’M GOING BACK). For the theater, he directed the monologue O CÃO SEM
PLUMAS (THE FEATHERLESS DOG), based on a poem by João Cabral de Melo Neto.
Cavalcante produced and directed the TV series OLHAR (LOOK), that is now airing on the Canal Brasil TV channel.He is the founder of CINEMA VOLANTE LUAR DO SERTÃO which shows short films for free in cities in the semi-arid region of Brazil.He is currently doing post-production of the documentary BECO and working on the pre-production of KING
KONG EN ASUNCIÓN, his second feature film.

Heleno, Prince Cursed

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Heleno, Prince Cursed

DIRECTOR : José Henrique Fonseca
COUNTRY : Brazil
YEAR : 2011
TIME : 116min

Labia 12 Oct @ 8:30pm

SYNOPSIS

Heleno de Freitas was more than a football idol in the 1940’s Rio de Janeiro. Being a passionate and explosive genius as an athlete, as well as a charming and seductive man off the football fields, Heleno was set to be greatest Brazilian player during Rio’s golden years. However, his erratic behavior, lack of discipline and illness started to transform a journey of glory into one of tragedy. Filmed in black and white, this drama was based on the book “There has never been a man like Heleno” by Marcos Eduardo Novaes.

AWARDS

3 awards in various International Film Festivals.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

José Henrique Fonseca is a Brazilian filmmaker. He directed commercials and music videos for Conspiração Filmes, a film production company he founded along with Lula Buarque de Hollanda, Cláudio Torres and Arthur Fontes. He directed a television series, Agosto (co-directed with Paulo José), before making his feature debut in The Man of the Year (2003), which was awarded as best film at the 2003 San Francisco Film Festival.
In 2005, he directed and produced in partnership with HBO Brazil the series Mandrake, based on stories written by his father in which criminal lawyer Mandrake was the protagonist. He directed the feature Heleno, based on the life of soccer player Heleno de Freitas and starring Rodrigo Santoro. He is a
founding partner of Zola Filmes, where he is general director of entertainment.

Estômago, a Gastronomic Story

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Estômago, a Gastronomic Story

DIRECTOR : Marcos Jorge
COUNTRY : Brazil | Italy
YEAR : 2007
TIME : 113min

Labia 13 Oct @ 8:30pm

SYNOPSIS

The world is made of those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato, our protagonist, finds an alternative way: he cooks. He cooks first in a bar, then in an Italian Restaurant and then in prison – how did he end up in jail? He cooks and learns how to get by in a society divided in two between those who eat and those who get eaten. What he learns, are a series of rules he uses to his advantage: in the end, the cook must also get his share of food – and only he knows which part tastes best. Estômago is an adult fable on power, sex and cooking.

AWARDS

8 awards in various International Film Festivals.

 

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Marcos Jorge studied journalism in Brazil and cinema in Italy. His films and videos have won over 50 awards in festivals in Brazil and abroad. His video installations have been exhibited in France, Italy, Holland and Japan. He is the director of the documentary “O Ateliê de Luzia” (Luzia ́s  Atelier) and author of the book “Brasil Rupestre,” both on Brazil’s rupestrian art. He has directed dozens of advertising films for Brazilian and international companies, winning several awards including Globo networks’ “Professional of the Year” and two gold medals at the New York Film Festival. His first feature-length fiction film, “ESTÔMAGO  –  A gastronomic story” won four awards at the 2007 Rio Film Festival.