The opening film is the acclaimed documentary Senna by Asif Kapadia, an outstanding profile of the Formula One driver which I thoroughly enjoyed even though I have no interest in motor racing. It will be followed by a screening of the film Desenrola (Untangle) by Rosane Svartman. Senna will be presented with French subtitles, while Untangle will be shown with English subtitles.
The program consists of eight features: 5 x Favela, Now by Ourselves; Como Esquecer (So Hard to Forget); Manu De Bicicleta (Malu On A Bicycle); Ó Paí, Ó; Além da Estrada (Beyond the Road); Trampolim do Forte (Into the Blue); and À Deriva (Adrift), in addition to tonight's Desenrola (Untangle). The five documentaries are Senna; 5x Upp; Gisele Omindarewa; Memórias do Recôncavo: Besouro and Other Capoeiras; and Rio Sonata: Nana Caymmi. All films are in Portuguese with subtitles in either French or English.
This is a larger sister festival to the Brazil Film Fest which took place in Toronto last month from October 27-30. All screenings take place at Cinéma du Parc at 3575 avenue du Parc. Tickets are $11.50, $8 for students, seniors and on Tuesdays.
2011 Festival du Film Brésilien de Montréal