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Monday 16th July 19.30 Free

Fact  88 Wood st Liverpool L1 4DQ

2016 | Biopic, Drama, Music | PG | 115 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Hugo Prata


The life ofilm elisf 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

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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

Baltic Creative The Pod  49 Jordan St Liverpool L1 0AF


2016 | Documentary | 15 | 90 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Alexandre Peralta


What dofilm starses 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

2015 | Drama | 15 | 102 min | Dir. Sérgio Machado


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 teenagefilm violinrs 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

2016 | Drama | 18 | 145 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho

Kleber Mendfilm aqauriusonça 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

Brazilica Barracao

Old Library Lodge Lane  Liverpool L8 0QH


2017 | Docu-Fiction | PG | 99 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Eliane Caffe


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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