Première Brasil 2017 included nine feature films, seven feature length documentaries and seven shorts in the main competitive section of Festival do Rio.

As well as films winning the iconic Redentor trophy, in 2017 Festival do Rio also offered the Prêmio Petrobras de Cinema, a financial prize presented by Brazil’s main oil company for the commercial distribution of the best feature film in Première Brasil (R$200,000) and the best film in New Trends (R$100,000), as chosen by the official juries.

Films that screened in the main competitive section of Première Brasil in Festival do Rio in 2017 included:

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | FICTION | COMPETITION

  • Açúcar (Açúcar), by Renata Pinheiro and Sérgio Oliveira, 88 min - World Première
  • Alguma Coisa Assim (Something Like That), by Esmir Filho and Mariana Bastos, 80 min - World Première
  • Animal Cordial (Friendly Beast), by Gabriela Amaral Almeida, 96 min - World Première
  • Aos Teus Olhos (Liquid Truth), by Carolina Jabor, 90 min - World Première
  • Boas Maneiras (Good Manners), by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, 132 min – Latin Première
  • Como é cruel viver assim (Life Is a Bitch), by Júlia Rezende, 107 min - World Première
  • O Nome da Morte (Tarnished Land), by Henrique Goldman, 100 min - World Première
  • Praça Paris (Paris Square), by Lúcia Murat, 112 min  - World Première
  • Unicórnio (Unicorn), by Eduardo Nunes, 122 min - World Première

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | DOCUMENTARIES | COMPETITION

  • Cartas para um Ladrão de Livros (Letters to a Book Thief), by Carlos Juliano Barros and Caio Cavechini, 94 min - World Première
  • Dedo na Ferida (A Sore Spot), by Silvio Tendler, 90 min - World Première
  • Em Nome da América (In The Name of America), by Fernando Weller, 96 min
  • Iran (Iran), by Walter Carvalho, 70 min - World Première
  • Pastor Cláudio (Pastor Cláudio), by Beth Formaggini, 76 min - World Première
  • Piripkura (Piripkura), by Mariana Oliva, Renata Terra, and Bruno Jorge, 82 min - World Première
  • SLAM: Voz De Levante (SLAM: Sworded Words), by Tatiana Lohmann and Roberta Estrela D'Alva, 105 min - World Première

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | SHORTS | COMPETITION

  • Adeus à Carne (Farewell to Flesh), by Júlia Anquier, FIC, 11 min
  • Alcibíades (Alcibiades), by Breno Nina, FIC, 13 min
  • O Bagre de Bolas (Catfish on Balls), by Luiz Botosso and Thiago Veiga, FIC, 5 min
  • Borá (Borá), by Angelo Defanti, FIC, 14 min
  • Maria (Maria), by Lucas Pena, DOC, 11 min
  • Namoro à Distância (Long Distance Relationship), by Carolina Markowicz, FIC, 5 min
  • Vaca Profana (Profane Cow), by René Guerra, FIC, 15 min




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