Premiere Brasil: the winners
Our ten-day long marathon of discussing, debating and marveling over the best that contemporary Brazilian cinema has to offer came to a dramatic close this evening with the announcing of the Première Brazil prize-winners for 2015.
Best Fiction Feature went to Neon Bull, by
Gabriel Mascaro, which also swept up three more awards: for Best
Screenplay, Cinematography and Supporting Actress; and Best Feature
Length Documentary went to Olmo and the Seagull, by Petra Costa and Lea
It's also a year of celebration for a new generation of
filmmakers: first-timers Ives Rosenfeld (Hopefuls) and Anita Rocha da
Silveira (Kill Me Please) were jointly awarded Best Director, and the
cinema's youngsters also dominated the acting categories: Ariclenes
Barroso and Julia Bernat won Best Actor and Supporting
Actress for their roles in Hopefuls; Valentina Herszage was chosen for
Best Actress for her role in Kill Me Please; Neon Bull’s Alyne Santana
was, along with Bernat, also awarded Best Supporting Actress; and Caio
Horowicz won Best Supporting Actor for California.
But, by contrast, the Special Jury Award goes to veteran Ruy Guerra for Oblivious Memory. The Best Feature in the New Trends category was awarded to Seashore, by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon.
Hats off to
another year of extraordinary filmmaking! We’re already looking forward to
seeing you again next year.