(Original Arab version with English subtitles)
Friday October 21st, Saturday October 22nd, Monday October 24th, Tuesday October 25th, Thursday October 27th: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
Sunday October 23rd: 4:00
Wednesday October 26th: 12:00, 2:00
(Original English version with French subtitles)
Friday October 21st: 2:15, 5:30, 9:00
Saturday October 22nd to Thursday October 27th: 2:15, 5:30, 8:45
(Original version in Catalan and French with English subtitles)
Sunday October 23rd, Wednesday October 26th: 8:30
LE PEUPLE INTERDIT
(Original version in Catalan and French with French subtitles)
Friday October 21st: 12:00, 8:30
Saturday October 22nd, Monday October 24th, Tuesday October 25th, Thursday October 27th: 12:30, 8:30
Sunday October 23rd, Wednesday October 26th: 12:30
IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD
(Original French version with English subtitles)
Friday October 21st: 12:15, 2:00, 4:15
Saturday October 22nd, Sunday October 23rd: 12:15, 6:15
Monday October 24th, Tuesday October 25th: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 6:15
Wednesday October 26th, Thursday October 27th: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45
The 10th edition of the Brazil Film Festival of Montreal will take place at Cinéma du Parc from October 21st to 27th. On screen, Brazil is often depicted as a dynamic country wide in terms of cultural diversity. Here is a great festival for those who love day-to-day dramas, screwball comedies and unexpected romance.
Our regular admission price will be applied for this event.
The Cinema du Parc moviecard is accepted for this event.
AQUARIUS (Original title: Aquarius)
2016 | 140 min. | colour | fiction OPENING NIGHT: Friday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m. (Subtitles in French) Wednesday, October 26 at 9 p.m. (Subtitles in French)
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Dir.: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Cast: Sônia Braga, Irandhir Santos, Carla Ribas, Maeve Jinkings, Barbara Colen, Buda Lira, Daniel Porpino, Fernando Teixeira, Humberto Carrão, Julia Bernat, Paula De Renor, Pedro Queiroz, Rubens Santos, Thaia Perez.
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Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue in Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a real estate developer. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her an edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past, and her future.
Awards and Festivals: Best Film at the Amsterdam Film Festival • Best Actress at the International Cinephile Society Awards • Best Actress and Special Jury Prize at the Lima Latin American Film Festival • Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival • Best Film at World Cinema Amsterdam • Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival
NISE – THE HEART OF MADNESS (Original title: Nise, o coração da loucura)
2015 | 105 min. | colour | fiction Sunday October 23rd at 3 p.m. (Subtitles in French) Monday October 24th at 9:15 p.m. (Subtitles in French)
Upon getting out of prison, doctor Nise da Silveira goes back to work at a psychiatric hospital in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, and refuses to use electroshock therapy and lobotomy to treat schizophrenic patients. Outcast by the other doctors, she’s left to take over the abandoned Occupational Therapy Department, where she begins a revolution guided by love, art and madness.
Awards and Festivals: Best Film and Best Actress at the Tokyo Movie Festival 2015 • Audience prize at the Rio International Movie Festival 2015 • Official selection at the Mostra São Paulo 2015 • Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris
THE VIOLIN TEACHER (Original title: Tudo que aprendemos juntos)
2014 | 100 min. | colour | fiction Friday October 21st at 9:30 p.m. (Subtitles in English) Saturday October 22nd at 5:10 p.m. (Subtitles in English)
Laerte is a promising musician who has a breakdown in the middle of an audition for a spot at Osesp, the biggest symphonic orchestra in Latin America. Frustrated, he starts teaching at a school in a favela called Heliópolis. Surrounded by poverty and violence, he rediscovers music in such a passionate way that it rubs off on the young students. Based on the true story of the formation of the Symphonic Orchestra of Heliópolis, the film tells the moving story of a musician and his students, who had their lives transformed by art.
Awards and Festivals: Locarno Film Festival 2015 • Rio International Film Festival 2015 • Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris 2016
RESTLESS LOVE (Original title: Amores Urbanos)
2014 | 95 min. | colour | fiction Thursday October 27th at 9:15 p.m. (Subtitles in French)
RESTLESS LOVE is a dramatic comedy that tells the story of three friends who live in the same building. Julia, Diego, and Micaela are young anti-heroes, overcoming loving and professional misadventures with humor and a lot of personality, with the city of São Paulo as background.
Awards and Festivals: Jury’s Honorable Mention in the 7th edition of FESTin 2016 • Honorable Mention for Best Ensemble in Cine Las Americas 2016 • Miami International Film Festival 2016 • FESTin 2016 • Cine Las Americas 2016 • Cine Fest Brasil – Montevideo 2016 • Cine Fest Brasil – Buenos Aires 2016 • Miami Film Festival LGBT 2016 • Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris 2016
JONAS (Original title: Jonas)
2015 | 90 min. | colour | fiction Thursday October 27th at 7 p.m. (Subtitles in French)
JONAH has an aimless life and a childhood love for Branca. At carnival an unwanted incident leads him to kidnap and hide her inside the whale, the parade’s main float. Throughout the week an intense and delusional love story unfolds while things get tough for Jonah who is not a criminal but has to face the kidnap consequences.
Festival and Awards: Jury’s special prize “Novos rumos” at the Rio International Film Festival
Mostra de cinema de São Paulo • Tiradentes Film Festival • Uruguai International Film Festival • FESTin Lisboa • festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris
NEON BULL (Original title: Boi Neon)
2015 | 101 min. | colour | fiction Saturday October 22nd at 9 p.m. (Subtitles in English) Wednesday October 26 at 7 p.m. (Subtitles in English)
Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, the rodeos in the Northeast of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s a dusty and backbreaking work, where Iremar spends his days covered in mud and feces, feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show, which he shares with his co-workers: Galega, an exotic dancer, truck driver and mother of the young and spirited Cacá; and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bullpen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region’s booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles elaborate new fashion designs.
Neon Bull is pre-selected in the category of Best Latin American Film at the 31st edition of the Goya Awards. Finalists will be announced in December.
Awards and Festivals: Special prize Orizzonti at the Venice Film Festival 2015 • Honorable Mention at the Toronto Film Festival 2015 • Critics Prize at the Hamburg Film Festival 2015 • Best Feature, Writing, Cinematography and Supporting Actress at the Rio International Film Festival 2015
IN DOG’S WORDS (Original title: Mundo cão)
2014 | 100 min. | colour | fiction Sunday October 23rd at 7 p.m. original (Subtitles in French) Tuesday October 25th at 9:15 p.m. (Subtitles in English)
SANTANA works as a dogcatcher, picking up stray animals. Amateur drummer, he is a friendly guy, averse to trouble, who has always kept violence away from the doorsteps of his home. Until the day when, in a school, he catches a big and beautiful dog. Some days later, comes the animal’s owner: BABYFACE, a sociopath ex-cop. The man is furious, considering his dog to be “kidnapped”, and demands immediate restitution of his pet. But the dog is not coming back: according to the law, the animal was put to sleep. By a misunderstanding, Babyface argues with Santana, blaming him for his pet’s death. From this moment on, Santana’s life will be completely changed.
Awards and Festivals: Festival du Cinema Brésilien de Paris • Rio’s International Film Festival
DON’T CALL ME SON (Original title: Mãe só há uma)
2016 | 82 min. | colour | Drama Saturday October 22nd at 7:10 p.m. (Subtitles in English)
A bike, high school, joints, girls, a rock band. Pierre is a teenager like any other. After a DNA test, he discovers that the woman he calls Mom is not his biological mother, so he has to move in with his real family. In a new home and with a new name, he starts to wonder about his real identity.
Awards and Festivals: Berlinale (Panorama Section) • Transatlantyk Film Festival in Lodz Poland •Jerusalem International Film Festival • New Zealand International Film Festival • Melbourne International Film Festival
BIG JET (Original title: Big jato)
2015 | 99 min. | colour | Fiction Sunday October 23rd at 9 p.m. (Subtitles in English)
The youth rite of passage has poetry as a guide and prose as a guard – the strict and rough father, and the anarchic, overbearing uncle. Do you clear the world’s shit up, or do you live freely? Through the heavy lenses of his spectacles and his immature 15 years, Xico tries to predict what the future holds in a city floating in time.
Awards and Festivals: Best Film, Best Actor and Actress, Best Script, Best Soundtrack at the Brasília
A BOYFRIEND FOR MY WIFE (Original title: Um namorado para minha mulher)
2016 | 110 min. | colour | Comedy Saturday October 22nd at 3 p.m. (Subtitles in English) Monday October 24th at 7 p.m. (Subtitles in English)
Chico has been married to Nena for a long time, but over the years his wife became unbearable, and is driving him crazy. The relationship’s going down, and without the guts to ask for a divorce, Chico has an unusual idea: he hires a lover for his wife so that she decides to end the marriage herself. To promote Nena’s encounter with this professional conqueror (codenamed Corvo), Chico asks a friend to hire her as host of an online show – even agreeing to pay her salary. Chico’s plan starts to go wrong when Nena, with her bitter and pointed opinions, becomes a hit on the Internet. The professional success, and Corvo’s romantic advances make Nena feel attractive, and good about life again. Gradually, Nena returns to the beautiful and interesting woman Chico had fallen in love with. Now he needs to fire Corvo and save his marriage before it’s too late…
Awards and Festivals: Best Film, Best Actor and Actress, Best Script, Best Soundtrack at the Brasília Brazilian Film Festival
BETINHO – HOPE ON THE LINE (Original title: Betinho, a esperança equilibrista)
2015 | 90 min. | colour | documentary Tuesday October 25th at 7 p.m. (Subtitles in French)
Followed by a debate with Julia Souhami, former Betinho’s colleague in Montreal
Herbert de Souza (A.K.A. ‘Betinho’), sociologist and activist, was born with hemophilia, faced and beated tuberculosis and exile. He became a symbol of Amnesty and, with AIDS, began the first campaigns about the disease in Brazil. He leaded several social movements and the Movement for Ethics in Politics. In 1993, he launched the Citizens’ Action Against Hunger and in Favour of Life, a campaign that mobilised millions of Brazilians and changed the course of the country. In a perennial fight against injustice and death, Betinho’s saga reveals an essential character in Brazilian history.
Awards and Festivals: Best Documentary at the Rio International Film Festival 2015 • Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris 201
ARPOADOR (Original title: Arpoador, praia e democracia)
2015 | 80 min. | colour | documentary Sunday October 23rd at 5:10 p.m. (Subtitles in French)
Followed by a bossa nova concert with Charlaine
The documentary is about beach culture, democratic spaces and the typical lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro. The beach in Rio de Janeiro is one of the main symbols of the city. The concept of the beach as a public space is relatively recent because our Portuguese colonizes did not have the habit of going to the beach, and so it was deserted for four centuries. The film shows how and when the beach became a place of leisure for people. The documentary is based on an anthropological study.
Awards and Festivals: Festival Cinema e Cartaz (Rio de Janeiro) • Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris