19 Brazilian films are selected for the Berlin Festival

Data: 1/02/2020

The 70th edition of the Berlinale, which takes place between February 2nd and March 1st, has 19 Brazilian films participating in several categories and one in the dispute for the Golden Bear.

Check out the Brazilian highlights at the Berlinale 2020:

 

Competition

ALL THE DEAD ONES 
Brazil, France | 2020 | 120 min | Fiction, Drama

In Brazil, 1899, shortly after the abolition of slavery, the ghosts of the past still walk among the living. For the women of the Soares family, the task of giving up their privilege and adapting to a middle-class reality drives them to the brink of madness. For Iná Nascimento, a former enslaved woman, the struggle to reunite her loved ones in a hostile new world forces her to face the truth about herself. Between Brazil’s troubled past and fractured present, these women feel the ground shifting beneath their feet as they try to imagine a future of their own.

Directors and Screenwriters: Caetano Gotardo & Marco Dutra
Production Company: Dezenove Som e Imagens (BR)
Co-production Company: Good Fortune Films (FR)
Sales: Indie Sales – Nicolas Eschbach (neschbach@indiesales.eu)

Screening schedule
22.02   21:30   CinemaxX 9 (Press Screening)

23.02   15:00   CinemaxX 9 (Press Screening)
23.02   15:00   CinemaxX 7 (Press Screening)
23.02   22:00   Berlinale Palast (Premiere)
24.02   11:00   Haus der Berliner Festspiele
24.02   18:00   Friedrichstadt-Palast
29.02   17:00   CinemaxX 7
01.03   16:45   Friedrichstadt-Palast

 

Encounters

LOS CONDUCTOS 
France, Colombia, Brazil | 2020 | 80 min | Experimental, Art


Medellin, Colombia. Pinky is on the run. He has freed himself from the grip of a religious sect. He finds a place to squat and a job at a t-shirt factory. Misled by his own faith, he questions everything. As he tries to put back the pieces of his broken life, violent memories return to haunt him and ask for Revenge.

Director and screenwriter: Camilo Restrepo
Production company: 5 à 7, mutokino
Co-production company: If You Hold a Stone, Montañero Cine, Le Fresnoy
Sales: BFF (martin@bffsales.eu | charles@bffsales.eu)

Screening schedule
21.02   20:45    CinemaxX 5 +10 (Press Screening)

22.02   12:30    CinemaxX 7 (Photo call + Premiere screening)
23.02   21:00    Cubix 6 (followed by Q&A)
24.02   20:30    Haus der Berliner Festspiele
25.02   18:30    Xenon Kino (Berlinale Goes Kiez)
01.03   14:15    International

 

Panorama

A COMMON CRIME
| UN CRIMEN COMÚN

Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland | 2020 | 90 min | Drama

Cecília wakes up in the middle of the night. Someone is at her door, trying to break in. It’s Franco, son of her maid. He’s bleeding. Scared, she hides until he runs away. Next day, she discovers the boy was killed by policemen.

Director and screenwriter: Francisco Márquez
Production company: Pensar con las manos
Co-production companies: Multiverso Produções and Bord Cadre Films
Distribution company: Vitrine Filmes
Sales: Multiverso Produções – Daniel Pech (daniel@multiversoproducoes.com)

Screening schedule

22.02   11:15   CinemaxX 6 (Press Screening)
26.02   19:00   CinemaxX 3 (Premiere)
27.02   16:15   Cubix 7
28.02   09:00   CinemaxX 6
29.02   19:15   Cubix 7
01.03   16:00   CinemaxX 4


DRY WIND
Brazil | 2020 | 110 min | Drama

In July, the dry wind and low humidity dry the skin of a small city residents. Sandro divides his days between work and parties. He has a relationship with Ricardo. But his routine begins to change with the arrival of Maicon.

Director and Screenwriter: Daniel Nolasco
Production company: Panaceia Filmes
Co-production company: Estúdio Giz
Distribution Company: Olhar Distribuidora
Sales: Open Reel | Cosimo (cs@theopenreel.com)

Screening schedule
22.02   18:00   Cubix 7 (Press Screening)

26.02   18:30   Zoo Palast 1 (Premiere)
27.02   13:00   Cubix 9
28.02   09:00   CinemaxX 7
29.02   22:00   Colosseum 1
01.03   19:15   Cubix 7

 

SHINE YOUR EYES
Brazil, France | 2020 | 92 min | Fiction

Nigerian Amadi searches for his brother Ikenna in the foreign city of São Paulo, slowly realizing that the supposedly successful mathematics professor has fed his family with an imaginary narrative of his life in Brazil.

Director: Matias Mariani
Screenwriters: Matias Mariani, Chika Anadu, Francine Barbosa, Julia Murat, Maíra Buhler and Roberto Winter
Production Company: Primo Filmes
Co-production companies: MPM Film and Tabuleiro Filmes
Distribution: Vitrine Filmes
Sales: MPM Premium (quentin@mpmpremium.com)

Screening schedule

21.02   21:00  CinemaxX 7 (Premiere)
22.02   13:30  CinemaxX 6
23.02   22:00  Cubix 7
27.02   16:00  Cubix 9
28.02   16:15  Cubix 7
01.03   19:00  CinemaxX 3

 

Panorama Dokumente


NARDJES A.
Germany, France, Algeria, Brazil, Qatar |  2020  |  80 min | Documentary

24 hours in the life of activist Nardjes A. in the heart of the 2019 Algerian protests.

Director: Karim Aïnouz
Production companies: Watchmen Productions, MPM Film, Show Guest Entertainment, Cinema Inflamável, Doha Film Institute
Sales: MPM Premium – Quentin Worthington (quentin@mpmpremium.com)

23.02   21:30  CinemaxX 3 (Premiere)
24.02   13:15  Cubix 7
25.02   14:30  Colosseum 1
27.02   14:00  CinemaxX 6
01.03   16:15  Cubix 7

 

THE AMAZON  MIRROR  

Brazil | 2020 | 71 min | Documentary

In the 1980s, the largest hydroelectric dam in the Amazon forest was built in the city of Tucuruí. Forty years later, the people living in the archipelago still have no access to electricity in their homes.

Director and screenwriter: Fernando Segtowick
Production company: Clarté
Co-production company: Marahu Filmes
Distribution: Elo Company
Sales: Elo Company – Sabrina Nudeliman (sabrina@elocompany.com)

Screening schedule
24.02   17:00  International (Premiere)

25.02   11:30  CinemaxX 6
26.02   13:15  Cubix 7
27.02   20:30  Cubix 5
01.03   13:15  Cubix 7

 

Generation 14plus

ALICE JUNIOR  | ALICE JÚNIOR
Brazil | 2019 | 86 min | LGBTQ+ , Coming of Age, Comedy

Alice Júnior is trans, confident and ready to confront life. In her struggle for acceptance, her YouTube community is omnipresent, in the comments and emojis on her page, but also all throughout the visual level of the film.

Director: Gil Baroni
Screenwriter: Luiz Bertazzo
Production company: Beija Flor Filmes
Distribution company: Olhar Distribuição and  Moro Filmes
Sales: Moro Filmes – Diana Moro (diana@morocom.com.br )

Screening schedule
27.02   20:30   Urania (Premiere)

28.02   13:30   CinemaxX 3
29.02   19:00   Cubix 8
01.03   17:00   Urania

 

MY NAME IS BAGHDAD
Brazil | 2020 | 96 min | Dramedy

Baghdad, a young female skater, is surrounded by self-confident role models in
her family. However, outside on the streets, the old machismo continues to dominate.
Baghdad and her fellow comrades-in-arms confront it defiantly.


Director: Caru Alves de Souza
Screenwriters: Caru Alves de Souza and Josefina Trotta
Production company: Manjericão Filmes
Co-production company: Tangerina Entretenimento
Distribution: Pagu Pictures
Sales: Reel Suspects (info@reelsuspects.com )

Screening schedule
25.02   20:30   Urania (Premiere)

26.02   13:30   CinemaxX 3
27.02   20:00   Cubix 8
29.02   15:30   Zoo Palast 1

 

SISTERS IN THE END OF THE WORLD 
Brazil | 2020 | 88 min | Fiction

When their mother’s disease aggravates, Ana and Julia travel to the conservative countryside of southern Brazil, searching for their father. Along the way: ghosts, superpowers and dinosaurs.

Directors and screenwriters: Luciana Mazeto and Vinícius Lopes
Production company: Pátio Vazio
Sales: Pátio Vazio – Leandro Engelke (leandro@patiovazio.com)

Screening schedule
26.02   15:30     Zoo Palast 1 (Premiere)

27.02   17:00     Cubix 8
29.02   17:00     CinemaxX 1
01.03   13:00     Urania

 

FROGS 
Brazil | 2020 | short | Drama

Directors: Ana Flavia Cavalcanti and Julia Zakia

 

Forum

LIGHT IN THE TROPICS
Brazil | 2020 | 260 min | Adventure

A young man of indigenous ancestry leaves, where he lives in the North, to rediscover the history of his people in the heart of South America. As he rediscovers the memory of his ancestors, he dreams with the history of the conquers and the decadence of white men. In a transformative journey of nature, men and light, there is an intersection between these multiple universes and an essay on the complex territories and people of the Americas. “Light in the Tropics” is a triptych about the march of humanity through time and space.

Director and screenwriter: Paula Gaitán
Production companies: Aruac Filmes
Co-production companies: Pique-Bandeira Filmes and FM Produções
Sales: Pique-Bandeira Filmes (contato@piquebandeira.com.br), Aruac Filmes (aruacfilmes@gmail.com) and FM Produções (producao@fmproducoes.com.br)

Screening schedule
25.02  19:30  CinemaxX 4
26.02  09:00  Cubix 5 (Press Screening)
26.02  13:30  Delphi Filmpalast
28.02  16:00  CinemaxX 6
01.03  18:30  Arsenal Cinema 1

 

WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE |
Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands, Philippines | 2020 | 80 min | Fiction

Aboard a cruiser that coasts through Southern Latin America, a sailor discovers a hallway mysteriously leading to an apartment in Montevideo. Thousands kilometres away, a group of Filipino peasants find an abandoned shed on a hill, assigning it supernatural powers. 

Director and screenwriter: Alex Piperno
Production company – La pobladora cine (Uy)
Co-production Companies – Pelícano cine (Ar), Desvia (Br), Baldr (Nl), Cinematográfica (Ph)
Sales: Square Eyes – Wouter Jansen (info@squareeyesfilm.com)

Screening schedule

21.02  10:00  Cubix 6 (Press Screening)
23.02  19:00  CinemaxX 3
24.02  19:30  Colosseum 
25.02  14:00  Delphi Filmpalast
01.03  13:00  Zoo Palast 2

DIVINELY EVIL 
Brazil, Italia| 2020 | Fiction

Director: Gustavo Vinagre

 

Forum Expanded

APIYEMIYEKI?
Brazil | 2020 | short | Drama

Director:  Ana Vaz

DIRECTED GAMES

Brazil | 2020 | short | Drama

Director:  Jonathas de Andrade

(OTHER) FOUNDATIONS
Brazil | 2020 | short | Drama

Director:  Aline Motta

DAZED FLESH
Brazil | 2020 | short | Drama

Director:  Grace Passô e Ricardo Alves Jr

LETTER FROM A GUARANI WOMAN IN SEARCH OF THE LAND WITHOUT EVIL 
Brazil | 2020 | short | Drama

Directors:  Patricia Ferreira Pará Yxapy

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