Filmmaker Yves Goulart and producer Marcelo Nigri screened their feature doc BEYOND THE LIGHT at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International.
Kleber Mendonça Filho’s feature-film debut Neighboring Sounds opens tomorrow (8/24) at two established NY theaters: the IFC Center (downtown) and Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe theater (in the upper east side). That’s a rare feat for a Brazilian film, specially considering today’s highly competitive film market.
Winner of four major awards at this year’s Gramado Film Festival, Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds is an astonishing chamber piece of urban anxieties and cinematic panache.
New York-based filmmakers David Barba & James Pellerito have been following Brazilian dancer Marcelo Gomes for the past two years. They’ve shot footage of Mr. Gomes in Rio de Janeiro, Manaus (his birthplace), California, Ukraine, Denmark and Greece, and are hoping to finish a documentary about this established dancer by the end of the year.
This round-table discussion was presented as part of Premiere Brazil!, the annual collaboration between The Museum of Modern Art and the Rio International Film Festival.
In this exclusive interview, Ilda Santiago remembers the first year of Premiere Brazil!, and talks about how the festival evolved in its first decade.