THE BEST OF BRAZILIAN MOVIES
3. - 6. 11. 2022 in BIO OKO Prague
KINO BRASIL CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE,
AGAIN AT BIO OKO!
Independence and freedom. Values that we place great emphasis on in today's society, not least because they were often suppressed and denied to people in the past. This year, Brazil is commemorating 200 years of independence from Portugal. However, the sovereignty of a country does not always entail a free approach to its people. Looking back on those 200 years of independence, it is impossible to overlook how Brazilians still struggle with the ghosts of the colonial past. How they have to defend creative freedom, freedom of speech, the freedom of the indigenous peoples in their ancient territories or personal freedom, often limited by gang violence in the cities. Not to mention the poverty that limits the fulfillment of even the most banal desires, let alone dreams.
In this year of the upcoming presidential elections, the theme of freedom and independence will also be explored at the Kino Brasil film festival. Its ninth edition will be held from 3 to 6 November at Bio Oko. We will be screening six contemporary Brazilian films that deal with the theme in their own way. Come and see them, they will be all screened in their original versions with Czech and English subtitles!
A terrifying visionary drama Executive Order (Medida Provisória) takes us to Brazilian society in a dystopian near future. Taking the persistent problems of society, especially racism, to the extreme, the film combines a story of great love, indomitable spirit, courage and the strength to confront injustice. You can also look forward to the long-awaited drama Marighella, which is the directorial debut of well-known actor Wagner Moura (you will remember him as Pablo Escobar from the Narcos series). The film reveals the dark recent past in an unflinching way and tells part of the life of a fighter against the dictatorship who laid his life in the name of Brazilians' freedom. The performance of singer and actor Seu Jorge and his colleagues, the sensitive depiction of every emotion, the reciprocity and the deep belief in justice and humanity that gives the courage to die, all earned the film a number of awards in this year's Brazilian film competition. Moreover, the film has been shrouded in controversy because it was released two years earlier abroad than in Brazil, which its authors have described as an act of censorship by state authorities. The drama The Fever (A Febre) tells the story of an indigenous man who has left his birthplace and has been living in the big city for twenty years. This feature film with indigenous actors (no semi-documentary) takes us inside a man from a rainforest tribe, involved in the daily necessity of working in the big city to enable his daughter to study and live in a "western" style. What can happen to the human spirit when it is cut off from the forest, the land and the tribe?
SUPPORT KINO BRASIL PROJECT
Kino Brasil is organised by Saudade, an association of enthusiasts who fell in love with Brazil. For eight years we have been closely following Brazilian cinematography and have been carefully choosing the best films to screen in November at the cinema Bio Oko. We try to present the films in the broader context of Brazilian culture, gastronomy and political-economic situations.
The Kino Brasil film festival, which we dreamed and built from the first edition, is and always will be a matter of the heart for us. It represents both the result and the source of our energy. We hope that in the nine years of its existence it has become a source of energy and knowledge for you too, and a place to meet like-minded acquaintances and new friends.
We have always financed the festival as much as we could, gradually cutting some ideas due to budget, thanking friends working well below market rates, but always preparing the festival and bringing the best of what was made in Brazil to the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, some of our usual sources of public funding have fallen through, so now we're figuring out where to save money on the festival. If you would like to make the decision easier and support the festival, this year we have decided to create QR codes for donations of 200, 500 and 1000 crowns. Alternatively, you are free to send us money directly to our bank account, number 2700638194/2010. From the public fundraising, we hope that despite the fundraising challenges, we won't need to compromise on quality and we still manage to bring the best Brazilian films.
We understand that the situation of many of you is not the easiest after years of pandemic and this year's high inflation, so do not take this appeal as an obligation, but rather as an opportunity for people who have the desire and the possibility to support us financially. And if you don't have that opportunity, but still want to support us, share our fundraising campaign and come and see any (or all) of our films in person this year and enjoy the ninth edition of Kino Brasil!
Thank you for all the support, we really appreciate it and we look forward to seeing you at Bio Oko!
Kino Brasil team
+420 605 951 120
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+420 777 900 449
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Kino Brasil project is funded by the Czech Ministry of Culture, City of Prague and Prague 7 City District.