Brazilain Film Festival 5 @UPFI Film Center (Sept – Oct 2013)

Brazilian Film Festival 5 2013BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL 5
September – October 2013
UPFI Film Center, UP Diliman

In Celebration of Brazil’s National Day
Presented by the Embassy of Brazil in the Philippines

Festival Opening:
Sept 26 Thurs
6:30 p.m. – Carandiru

Sept 27 Fri
5 p.m. – Os 12 Trabalhos
7:30 p.m.- Anjos do Sol

Oct 4 Fri
5 p.m. – A Casa de Alice
7:30 p.m. – Meu Nome não é Johnny

Oct 11 Fri
5 p.m.- Olga
7:30 p.m. – O Dia da Caca

Festival Opening:
Carandiru (2003)
Sept 26 Thurs 6:30 p.m.

Carandiru is a 2003 Brazilian and Argentine film directed by Hector Babenco. It is based on the book Estação Carandiru by Dr. Drauzio Varella, a physician and AIDS specialist, who is portrayed in the film by Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos.[1]Carandiru tells some of the stories that occurred in Carandiru Penitentiary, which was the biggest prison in Latin America. The story culminates with the 1992 massacre where 111 prisoners were killed, 102 by Police. The film was the last thing the prison was used for before it was demolished in 2002, one year before the release of the film.[2] –

Os 12 Trabalhos (2006)
Sept 27 Fri 5 p.m.

The story of a young black man, Héracles, who after being released from a juvenile institution, tries to apply for his first honest job as a motorcycle delivery boy. To get the job, he has to perform 12 hard tasks in São Paulo. A contemporary interpretation of the Hercules’s myth. – imdb

Anjos do Sol (2006)
Sept 27 Fri 7:30 p.m.

Maria, a 12-year-old girl, is sold by her parents, believing she was going to work as a maid at some rich family’s house. But the people who bought her have other plans: they’ll force her to work at brothels all around Brazil, as many poor girls her age.-imdb

A Casa de Alice (2007)
Oct 4 Fri 5 p.m.

Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to their mother, and they treat their grandmother with lack of respect. Alice’s life in the female working world contrasts strongly with the powerful masculine presence in her home. Although she’s a good girl, the chance to betray uncovers other betrayals she didn’t know existed.

Meu Nome não é Johnny (2008)
Oct 4 Fri 7:30 p.m.

The true story of João Guilherme Estrella (“Johnny”), a young middle-class bon vivant who became a big-time cocaine dealer in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s.-imdb

Olga (2004)
Oct 11 Fri 5 p.m.

Olga is the compelling feature-film chronicle of the German Jew Olga Benario Prestes’ (1908-1942) life and times. A communist activist since her youth, Olga is persecuted by the Police and flees to Moscow, where she undergoes military training. She is put in charge of escorting Luis Carlos Prestes to Brazil to lead the Communist Revolution of 1935, falling in love with him long the way. With the failure of the Revolution, Olga is arrested alongside Prestes. Seven-month pregnant Olga is deported by President Vargas’ Government to Nazi Germany, where she gives birth to her daughter Anita Leocádia while incarcerated. Separated from her daughter, Olga is sent away to the Ravensbrück concentration camp, where she is executed in the gas chamber.

O Dia da Caca (2000)
Oct 11 Fri 7:30 p.m.

Ex-drug dealer is forced to go back to business by a corrupt policeman. He must go to Colombia and bring back some cocaine, but discovers the whole thing is a set up. He then devises a suicidal plan for revenge.

About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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