Brazilian cinema hits Luxembourg for the third time
(MSS) Autumn in the Grand Duchy equals film festival season, and film lovers can already start looking forward to discovering a part of South American cinema at the Brazilian Film Festival in November.
For the past 10 years or so, Brazil began making a name for itself on the international film scene with productions like Oscars nominated City of God and Golden Globe winning Elite Squad.
With two previous Brazilian Film Festivals in Luxembourg, the third one from the Latin American country hits Luxembourg cinemas from November 14 to 21 with screenings of four acclaimed recent films and four documentaries with “Brazilian Rhythms” as a theme.
Most of the films will be shown with French subtitles, however two films will be shown with English subtitles; “Corda Bamba,” the fantasy drama about a young girl who's brought up in a circus, but goes to live with her grandma and discovers a new fantasy world outside her bedroom window, and the documentary “Grandpa's Watch”, where director Alex Levy Heller goes back to his grandfather's homeland Trannsylvania in search of an old watch his grandpa hid before the Nazi's deported the family to Auschwitz.
Corda Bamba, which is a film for the whole family, will be shown on Sunday, November 17, at 2pm, and Grandpa's Watch on Tuesday, November 19, at 7pm. Both films will be screened at Utopia and for the documentary, the director will be present for a debate after the film.
The launch of the festival will be celebrated in collaboration with Trisomy 21 Luxembourg asbl. on Thursday, November 14, with a special event at Restaurant Vapiano before the 7pm screening of “Buddies” - a story of three friends with Down's Syndrome, one of the most common human birth defects which occurs when there's an extra copy of chromosome 21.
For more information about the festival and other films, visit festivaldufilmbresilien.lu.