Brazilica Film Festival
Film Festival 2018
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Monday 16th July 19.30 Free
Fact 88 Wood st Liverpool L1 4DQ
The life of Elis Regina, one of the greatest Brazilian singers of all time. Coming from a humble background, the young and fearless Elis Regina pursues her dream. She moves to Rio de Janeiro in the 60’s and achieves an unexpected, yet fulminant success. Once she gains national and international recognition, her music rises to soaring heights, but success comes at a price and her personal life slips through her fingers.
Samba and Jazz: Rio de Janeiro
Tuesday 17th July 20.30 Free
Bombed out Church TBC
2014| Music Documentary | PG| 90 min | Dir. Jefferson Mello
The documentary draws a parallel between these two rhythms and cultures, in a versatile and unpretentious approach, looking for the synergy between the two cities, Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. The film portrays the artistic expression of these people that although separated by geographic boundaries, share a common feeling: a passion for music and for the popular manifestations that evolves the universes of Samba and Jazz.
Olhando Para As Estrelas Looking at the Stars
Saturday 21st July 15.00 free
Unit 51 Baltic Creative Jamaica st Liverpool L1 0AF
What does it mean to ask someone to look at the stars? For Geyza, a blind prima ballerina, it means the journey of her life. This feature documentary invites us into her world, and of a special ballet academy in Sao Paulo Brazil.
Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos/ The Violin Teacher
Monday 23rd July 20.30
Bombed Out Church Leece St Liverpool L1 2TR TBC
The movie tells the story of Laerte, a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP Orchestra is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school at Heliopolis. His path is full of difficulties, but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the teacher and the students open the door into a new world.
Tuesday 24th July 19.30
Fact 88 Wood St Liverpool L1 4DQ
Kleber Mendonça Filho’s follow up to his audacious 2012 debut, Neighbouring Sounds. The Brazilian film critic, turned director, examines human life in his home town of Recife. Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, All the neighbouring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans. Clara pledged only to leave her place upon her death, and engages in a war with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.
Era o Hotel Cambrige / Cambridge Hotel
Thursday 26th July 19.30
Old Library Lodge Lane Liverpool L8 0QH
This docu-fiction hybrid charts the trials, tribulations and triumphs of homeless Brazilians and refugees that squat together an abandoned Sao Paolo hotel, The Hotel Cambridge. The daily tension caused by the threat of eviction reveals the dramas and joys. A politically charged film which tackles the issues of homelessness and elevates it into something universal and urgently contemporary.
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