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All things Brazilian in Cyprus > Fourth Brazilian Film Festival September 30, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Cyprus, Arts Festivals, Movies Life Greek, Music Life Greek.
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The Film Festival will present six films from the contemporary Brazilian film industry at the Weaving Mill in Nicosia throughout the coming month. All films will be screened with English subtitles, with a great mix and match of genres to suit all tastes.

If you fancy a tragically romantic story, then go along to watch O Maiaor Amor do Mundo, The Greatest Love of All, directed by Carlos Diegues and awarded best film at the Montreal Film Festival in 2006. Born in a favela from an unknown mother, an astrophysicist working in the United States named Antonio returns to Brazil with the aim of finding his true roots. Suffering from an incurable disease, he discovers the reality of Brazil but also finds love in the arms of a girl from the favela. Violent and tragic at the same time, this film takes the audience through a roller coaster of emotions in a non stop search for the comprehension of the human soul.

If you’re in the mood for watching a documentary, then don’t miss a film dedicated to one of Brazil’s most famous songwriters and poets, Vinicius de Morales (1913-1980). He wrote some of the most memorable Brazilian poems of the 20th century and the lyrics of dozens of the best bossa nova and samba songs like ‘Garota de Ipanema’ and ‘A Felicidade’. The great appeal of the Vinicius documentary is the way it is intimately directed by his ex-son in law, experienced filmmaker Miguel Faria, and is co-produced by his daughter Susana.

Spending, drinking and marrying wife after wife, nine in total, there is not a single dull moment in this greatly deserved homage to his life. Sit back and enjoy archive footage of the man in action, interviews with his partners, friends and family, on-screen recitation of some of his best poems, and musical numbers played live by Brazilian stars.

Brazilian Cultural Month > October 2 until October 25 > 4th Brazilian Film Festival with six film screenings from the contemporary Brazilian Film Industry. The Weaving Mill, 69-71 Lefkonos Street, Phaneromeni, Old Nicosia, tel 22 762275.

October 16 > Piano Recital with Arnaldo Cohen with works by Levy, Gnattali, Braga, Villa-Lobos and others. PASYDY Auditorium, Nicosia. 8.30pm. Tel 22 663871.

October 25 > Opening of contemporary at exhibition by Anna Maria Maiolino. Opens October 25, 8pm, until December 15. Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art, 24 Demosthenis Severis Avenue, Nicosia, tel 22 663871.

October 26 > Brazilian Contemporary Music with Ive Mendes. Half Note Music Club, Corner of Saripolou and Socratous Street, Limassol. 10.30pm. £10 including one drink. Tel 25 377050 and 96 531315.

A Brazilian book month will also be organised within the framework of events, organised in association with the Moufflon bookshop, showcasing the richness and diversity of Brazilian culture. Books will be available from the Moufflon Bookshop in Nicosia and at all venues of the Brazilian Culture month.

For further info visit www.thepharostrust.org or call 22 663871.

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