Published in 11/03/2018

This year Festival do Rio has the honour to present four restored copies of Brazilian cinema masterpieces - films that have unquestionably changed the perception of Brazilian cinema across the world. 

Today, Sunday, there is the opportunity to see again on the big screen "Central Station" (Central do Brasil) by Walter Salles, a film that is celebrating 20 years since its release in 1998, with a story deeply rooted in the Brazilian soul. The film won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and its star, Fernanda Montenegro, won the Silver Bear for best actress and was nominated for an Academy Award. "Central Station will screen at 19.00 at Cine Art UFF.

Also screening on Sunday are two classic films from Nelson Pereira dos Santos, "Rio 40 Degrees"(Rio 40 Graus -1955) and "Rio Zona Norte"(1957). Both screen on Sunday at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Gavea at 15.00 and 19.00 respectively, with a debate at 17.00 which will include on the panel the filmmakers Cacá Diegues and Walter Salles.

There is also still a chance on Tuesday to see a restored print of Hector Babenco’s "Pixote" ("Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco"), one of the most singular works of the late, great director, who with this film established a milestone in the cinema of Brazil. One the most critically acclaimed Brazilian films of all times, it featured on numerous international critic polls for “best film” on its release in 1981. "Pixote" screens on Tuesday at 18.10 at the Instituto Moreira Salles.


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