UNMISSABLE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
other titles DONT MISS THE FOND SUD SCREENING OF
Almost Brothers Quase Dois Irmaos
ON TUESDAY 17TH MAY AT 17.30 IN THE PALAIS DES FESTIVAL, CANNES, ROOM F.
Best Iberoamerican Film, Best Film Audience Award - MAR DEL PLATA FILM FESTIVAL
Best Director, Best Actor, Best Latin American Film FIPRESCI -RIO FILM FESTIVAL
Best Film - AMAZON FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection: Toronto, Montreal, Biarritz, Guadalaraja
Official Selection: Toronto, Montreal, Biarritz, Guadajara, Mar del Plata, San Francisco
"easily one of the best films to emerge from Brazil in the last year" Fionnula Halligan, Screen International
Best Brazilian Film of 2004 - (Luiz Carlos Merten) O Estado de Sao Paulo
They could have been brothers united by music, but are ultimately separated by Brazil.
Music by Nana Vasconcelos explodes on the screen. Direction by Lucia Murat is cerebral, compassionate and visceral. Script by Paulo Lins (City of God) and Lucia Murat, emcompassing.
A tour de force account on the tensions of the uneasy relationship between the white middle class and the black slums in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Told as a fable about the contrasting destinies of two children brought together by their parent's love of music. Miguel white middle class, Jorge raised in the slums. Fate intertwines years later during military regime of 70's as these young men become inmates: Miguel as political prisoner, Jorge as a criminal. Their reunion polarizes their status and exchange of ideas saw the first of the Red Command - the most powerful and violent drug trafficking faction in Rio today.
A generation later through their children the cycle repeats itself and their separation deepens.. they could have been brothers united by music but are separated by Brazil.
Directed by Lucia Murat, 2004 102'
Attending Cannes : BETINA GOLDMAN
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