The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival, founded by producer Talize Sayegh, continues today at Egyptian theatre with 2 more days of films showcasing Brazil’s up and coming indie filmmakers. This year, tickets to most of the films will be free, thanks to the generous support of the Grace Helen Spearman Foundation, the General Consulate of Brazil in Los Angeles, and the Brazilian Foreign Relations Ministry.
Saturday June 9
5 PM – Feature : THE HYPERWOMEN (AS HIPER MULHERES) – 80 min. Directed by Leonardo Sette, Carlos Fausto & Takumã Kuikuro
A musical comedy, with surprising sexual overtones, guided by the women among the Kuikuro, a traditional native tribe in the Amazon.
Short Film: CAOS – 15 min. Directed by Fábio Baldo
A man stops his tractor to receive the sun’s call.
7 PM – Feature: LOOK AT ME AGAIN (OLHE PRA MIM DE NOVO) – 77 min. Directed by Claudia Priscilla & Kiko Goifman
A road-movie about the journey of Syllvio Luccio, a transsexual man, who questions maternity and contemporary families in the sexist “sertão”, the dry lands of the Northeast.
Short Film: FAMILY MATTERS (ASSUNTO DE FAMILIA) – 15 min. Directed by Caru Alves de Souza
During a classic soccer game, a young gay man tries to find his place in his male dominated and sexist family.
9 PM – Feature Film: CIRCULAR – 90 min. Directed by Adriano Esturilho, Aly Muritiba, Bruno de Oliveira, Diego Florentino & Fábio Allon
An ensemble multi-plot directed by five upcoming filmmakers depicts the lives of very different characters that intersect when a man tries to rescue his kidnapped son on a circular bus in downtown Curitiba.
Short Film: THE FACTORY (A FÁBRICA) – 15 min. Directed by Aly Muritiba
An inmate convinces his mother to smuggle a cell phone for him into the prison.