• The orphan

  • You don't know me

  • sadder than Playtime on a Rainy Day

  • Black parallel universe

  • Awake nights

  • Names that matter

  • The last song for a rude heart

  • Dead Princess of Jacuí

  • Before Time Forget Me

  • Surfacing

  • Gopi

  • I Have To Say I Love You

  • Drag invasion

  • Tough kids

  • Jéssika

  • I'll always see colors in your gray

  • Night Watch

  • Cadelas

  • Remember

  • Island

  • Luna

  • Socrates

  • Para'i

  • Sultry

  • My Own Private Hell

  • The Last Country

  • The world is round so that nobody can hide in the corners – Part I: Refuge

  • Pure Message

  • Talk to him

  • Azougue Nazaré

  • Hard paint

  • Kawa

  • Domingo

  • The Dead and the Others

  • The Father's Shadow

  • Us by Us

  • Unremember

  • The Nightshifter

  • My name is Daniel

  • Gilda Brasileiro - Against oblivion

  • Clementina

  • Favela frontlines

  • Elections

  • Maiden's Tower

  • Zuza Man of Jazz

  • Carvana

  • Samba is my gift - Wilson das Neves

  • Angel Vianna, trees and clouds

  • Rehearsal Film

  • Paulo Casé

  • Laughing out loud: Humor and Democracy.

  • What are you laughing at? Humor and Dictatorship in Brazil

  • PERERE.DOC

  • Rogéria, Senhor Astolfo Barroso Pinto

  • Marcia Haydée

  • Los Silencios

  • Rend your heart

  • Express kidnapping

  • Sueño Florianópolis

  • The intimacy of strangers

  • Stage devil

  • Diamantino

  • Simonal

  • Running After

  • Just a night

  • Quietness

  • Amazon, the awakening of florestania

  • Humberto Mauro

  • Lower house

  • Central Airport :THF

Première Brasil, one of the most anticipated and popular sections of Festival do Rio, and the main competitive section of the festival, screens 48 features and 20 shorts in 2018 by new and established directors. The cinema going public will vote for the best film in the categories of fiction, documentary and short, while an official jury will award the festival’s Redentor trophy across a diverse range of categories from the films in official competition.

New Trends (Novos Rumos), a competitive section of the festival that has grown in popularity each year with Rio audiences, will screen seven features and seven shorts from new directors, while Portraits (Retratos) will screen eleven feature with themes that register the unique personalities and topics across the history of Brazil.

In recent years, Première Brasil has expanded its scope, opening space to the New Trends and Portraits sections, yet due to the diversity and volume of current Brazilian film production, other Brazilian films will be shown across Festival do Rio in sections as varied as Panorama, Midnight, Première Latina, Expectations 2018 and classics.

In total Festival do Rio will screen 84 Brazilian productions across its various sections during this celebration of the cinematographic arts that runs from 1 to 11 November. The wealth and depth of the Brazilian films screening - covering the most varied themes and from the most diverse parts of this huge country - reinforces the festival’s place as the main global shop window for Brazilian productions.

64 full-length features - including co-productions - and 20 shorts will also give Rio’s cinema going public the chance to meet and talk with the biggest names and talents working in Brazil’s cinema industry – and from both sides of the camera - at gala screenings and discussions - Première Brasil Debates -  that are open to the public. 

Films screening in Première Brasil, New Trends and Hors Concours during Festival do Rio in 2018 include:

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | FICTION | COMPETITION

  • A Sombra do Pai (The Father's Shadow), by Gabriela Amaral Almeida, 92 min – SP
  • A Terra Negra dos Kawa (Kawa), by Sérgio Andrade, 99 min – AM
  • Azougue Nazaré (Azougue Nazaré), by Tiago Melo, 82 min – PE
  • Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos (The Dead and the Others), by João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora, 113 min – MG
  • Deslembro (Unremember), by Flavia Castro, 93 min – RJ
  • Domingo (Domingo), by Clara Linhart and Fellipe Barbosa, 95 min – RJ
  • Morto Não Fala (The Nightshifter), by Dennison Ramalho, 110 min – RS
  • Nóis por Nóis (Us By Us), by Aly Muritiba and Jandir Santin, 100 min – PR
  • Tinta Bruta (Hard Paint), by Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher, 117 min – RS

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | DOCUMENTARIES | COMPETITION

  • Clementina (Clementina), by Ana Rieper, 75 min - RJ 
  • Eleições (Elections), by Ana Riff, 80 min – SP
  • Gilda Brasileiro - Contra O Esquecimento (Gilda Brasileiro - Against Oblivion), by Roberto Manhães Reis and Viola Scheuerer, 90 min – ES
  • Meu Nome é Daniel (My Name is Daniel), by Daniel Gonçalves, 83 min – RJ
  • Relatos do Front (Stories From the Frontline), by Renato Martins, 105 min – RJ
  • Torre das Donzelas (Maiden’s Tower), by Susanna Lira, 92 min – RJ

NEW TRENDS | FEATURES | COMPETITION

  • El Último País (The Last Country), by Gretel Marín Palacio, DOC, 70 min – GO
  • Ilha (Island), by Ary Rosa and Glenda Nicácio, FIC, 96 min – BA 
  • Inferninho (My Own Private Hell), by Pedro Diogenes and Guto Parente, FIC, 72 min – CE
  • Luna (Luna), by Cris Azzi, FIC, 89 min – MG
  • Mormaço (Sultry), by Marina Meliande, FIC, 96 min – RJ
  • Para’i (Para’i), by Vinicius Toro, FIC, 82 min – SP
  • Sócrates (Sócrates), by Alex Moratto, FIC, 70 min – SP

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | SHORTS | COMPETITION

  • A Retirada para um Coração Bruto (The Last Song For a Rude Heart), by Marco Antônio Pereira, FIC, 14 min – MG
  • À Tona (Surfacing), by Daniella Cronemberger, DOC, 15 min, DF 
  • Antes que o Tempo me Esqueça (Before Time Forgot Me), by Leo Goodgod and Paulo Rodrigues, FIC, 13 min, MG
  • Boi (Awake Nights), by Lucas Bettim and Renan Carvalho, FIC, 13 min – SP
  • Gopi (Gopi), by Viviane D’Avilla and Paulo Dimantas, DOC, 15 min – RJ
  • Mais Triste que Chuva num Recreio de Colégio (Sadder Than Playtime on a Rainy Day), by Lobo Mauro, DOC, 14 min – RJ
  • Nomes que Importam (Names that Matter), by Muriel Alves and Angela Donini, DOC, 15 min – RJ
  • O Órfão (The Orphan), by Carolina Markowicz, FIC, 15 min – SP
  • Preciso Dizer que te Amo (I Have To Say I Love You), by Ariel Nobre, DOC, 13 min SP
  • Princesa Morta do Jacuí (Dead Princess of Jacuí), by Marcela Ilha Bordin, FIC, 15 min – RS
  • Universo Preto Paralelo (Black Parallel Universe), by Rubens Passaro, DOC, 12 min – SP
  • Você não me Conhece (You Don’t Know Me), by Rodrigo Séllos, DOC, 14 min – RJ

NEW DIRECTIONS | SHORTS | COMPETITION

  • Cadelas (Cadelas), by Rita Toledo, FIC, 22 min – RJ
  • Cascudos (Tough Kids), by Igor Barradas, FIC, 18 min - RJ 
  • Invasão Drag (Drag Invasion), by Rafael Ribeiro, DOC, 13 min - RJ 
  • Jéssika (Jéssika), by Galba Gogóia, FIC, 19 min – RJ
  • Lembra (Remember), by Leonardo Martinelli, FIC, 10 min – RJ
  • Sempre Verei Cores no seu Cinza (I’ll Always See Colours in Your Gray), by Anabela Roque, DOC, 18 min – RJ
  • Vigia (Night Watch), by João Victor Borges, FIC, 24 min – RJ

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | FICTION | HORS CONCOURS

  • Aconteceu na Quarta-Feira (Stage Devil), by Domingos Oliveira, 70 min – RJ
  • Cine Holliudy 2 – A Chibata Sideral (Cine Holliudy 2), by Halder Gomes, 100 min – CE
  • Correndo Atrás (Running After), by Jeferson De, 86 min – RJ
  • Diamantino (Diamantino), by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, 96 min - RJ 
  • Intimidade Entre Estranhos (The Intimacy of Strangers), by José Alvarenja Jr., 111 min – RJ
  • Los Silencios (Los Silencios), by Beatriz Seigner, 89 min – SP
  • Rasga Coração (Rend Your Heart), by Jorge Furtado, 113 min – RS
  • Sequestro Relâmpago (Express Kidnapping), by Tata Amaral, 79 min – SP
  • Simonal (Simonal), by Leandro Domingues, 105 min – RJ 
  • Sueño Florianópolis (Sueño Florianópolis), by Ana Katz, 107 min – SP
  • Uma Noite Não É Nada (Uma Noite Não É Nada), by Alain Fresnot, FIC – SP

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | DOCUMENTARIES | HORS CONCOURS

  • Amazônia, o Despertar da Florestania (Amazon, the Awakening of Florestania), by Christiane Torloni and Miguel Przewodowski, 111 min – RJ
  • Excelentíssimos (Lower House), by Douglas Duarte, 152 min - RJ 
  • Humberto Mauro (Humberto Mauro), by André Di Mauro, 90 min – RJ
  • THF: Aeroporto Central (Central Airport: THF), by Karim Ainouz, 97 min – SP

PREMIÈRE BRASIL | SHORTS | HORS CONCOURS

  • Mundo é Redondo Para Ninguém se Esconder Nos Cantos – Parte I: Refúgio (The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners – Part I: Refuge), by Leandro Goddinho, DOC, 10 min



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