The presence of Brazilian films in international films has grown significantly in the beginning of 2017.
The International Film Festival of Rotterdam runs through February 5 and features five Brazilian feature films: António One, Two, Three by Leonardo Mouramateus, Arábia by Affonso Uchoa and João Dumas, Body Electric by Marcelo Caetano (with post-production provided by O2), Elon Doesn’t Believe in Death by Ricardo Alves Junior, and Pela Janela (Through the Window) by Caroline Leone.
Directors Leonardo Mouramateus, Affonso Uchoa, Marcelo Caetano, Ricardo Alves Jr. and Caroline Leone.
The 67th Annual Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place from February 9 through 19, will feature 9 Brazilian feature films: Two Irenes by Fábio Meira (with post-production provided by O2), Como Nossos Pais (Like Our Parents) by Lais Bodanzky, Joaquim by Marcelo Gomes, A Woman and the Father by Cristiane Oliveira, Não Devore O Meu Coração (Don’t Devour My Heart) by Felipe Bragança, No Intenso Agora (In the Intense Present) by João Moreira Salles, Pendular by Julia Murat, Rifle by Davi Pretto, and Vazante (The Floodland) by Daniela Thomas (with post-production provided by O2).
Directors Fábio Meira, Lais Bodanzky, Marcelo Gomes, Cristiane Oliveira, Felipe Bragança, João Moreira Salles, Julia Murat, Davi Pretto and Daniela Thomas.
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival also featured the participation of Brazilian films. Director Ricardo Laganaro released a teaser for one of his new VR films “Step into the Line,” which was made in partnership with Oculus with support from O2.
Fernando Coimbra, received the Global Filmmaking Award for his feature film Os Enforcados (The Hanged).
Directors Fernando Coimbra and Ricardo Laganaro.
These festival appearances indicate that Brazilian cinema is on the right path.