BRAFF MIAMI 2018 MOVIES 

THE FUZZ UMA QUASE DUPLA

Comedy / 2018 / 90min

"As a good buddy cop comedy, the film’s soul is in the chemistry between characters." - Omelete

 

REGAL SOUTH BEACH 18  /  SEPTEMBER 19, 7PM

 

SYNOPSYS

Keyla (Tatá Werneck) and Claudio (Cauã Reymond) are two policemen who have nothing in common, but are forced to work together in the quiet town of Joinlandia. She is a competent investigator who thinks she can solve it all by herself. Claudio is only a good looking police officer and nothing efficient. The two will form an unlikely pair and together try to capture a skilled serial killer.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Marcus Baldini; Screenplay: Ana Reber and Leandro Muniz; Executive Producer: Bianca Villar; Cinematographer: Rodrigo Monte; Art direction: Rita Faustini; Production Company: Paris Filmes; Cast: Tatá Werneck, Cauã Raymond,  Louise Cardoso, Ary França and others.

BEFORE I FORGET ANTES QUE EU ME ESQUEÇA

Dramatic Comedy / 2017 / 100min

“Before I forget is delicate, touching and finds an optimistic eye for the heartbreaking Alzheimer's disease.” - Ccine 10

REGAL SOUTH BEACH 18  /  SEPTEMBER 19, 9PM

 

SYNOPSES

At 80 years old, Polidoro decides to demolish the stability of his retired judge life and become partner in a strip club. Beatriz, his daughter, decides to intervene in court. His son, Paulo, declares himself incapable to comment on the matter, because he no longer maintains a relationship with his father. The judge order that father and son start meeting again and the rapprochement will change their lives.

CAST & CREW

Directed by: Tiago Arakilian; Screenplay: Luisa Parnes; Executive Producer: Silvia Fraiha; Cinematographer: Léo Vasconcellos; Art direction: Iolanda Teixeira; Production Companies: Frahia Produções, Titânio Produções, Boipeba Filmes; Cast: José de Abreu, Danton Mello, Mariana Lima, Guta Stresser, Leticia Isnard and others.

LOVELING  BENZINHO

Drama / 2018 / 95min

"A warm and wonderfully universal love story that comes across surprisingly unconventional for something so familiar." - Variety

 

REGAL SOUTH BEACH 18  /  SEPTEMBER 20, 7PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

Irene  lives  in  a  crumbling  house  in  the  outskirts  of Rio  with  her  husband  and  her  four  sons. Her  teenage son  Fernando  is  a  local  handball  star  and  when  he’s scouted  to  play professionally  in  Germany,  the  family  has  only  a  few  weeks  to  ready  his  departure  and  say goodbye. The  perspective  of  Fernando  leaving is  a  shock  and  a  big  change  in  Irene’s  life but also  a  chance  to  see  herself  as  a  woman  again  and  not  just as  a  mother.  

CAST & CREW

Directed by Gustavo Pizzi; Screenplay: Gustavo and Karine Telles; Cinematography: Pedro Faerstein; Production Design: Dina Salem Levy; Production Company: Bubbles Project; Cast: Karine Teles, Otávio Muller, Adriana Esteves, César Troncoso and others.

GOOD MANNERS  AS BOAS MANEIRAS

Fantasy, Horror / 2017 / 135min

“A fairy tale, a horror movie, a romance, a musical and a social parable... all in one movie.” - Film De Culte

 

REGAL SOUTH BEACH 18  /  SEPTEMBER 20, 9PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana to be the nanny of her soon to be born child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night marked by a full moon changes their plans.

CAST & CREW

Directed by: Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra; Screenplay: Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra; Producer: Maria Ionescu, Sara Silveira, Clément Duboin, Frédéric Corvez; Cinematographer: Rui Poças and Antoine Héberlé; Art Direction: Fernando Zucolotto; Production Companies: Dezenove Som e Imagem, Urban Factory; Cast: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo.

RUNNING AFTER CORRENDO ATRÁS

Comedy / 2018 / 86min

"It's a film that embraces the word diversity not only in front of the cameras but also behind them and in key places." - Diário de Minas

 

REGAL SOUTH BEACH 18  /  SEPTEMBER 21, 7PM

 

SYNOPSYS

Paulo Gale is a black Brazilian man, a typical “day-by-day survivor”, always doing his best to bring some happiness in his life, and by happiness he means money. When finding himself a dead end, he discovers the opportunity to become a football manager by leading some boy from the neighborhood to becoming the new Neymar of international soccer. Going through the suburbs of Rio, he finds Glanderson, a young boy with an enormous talent for soccer given the absence of two toes in his right foot. With good humor, high hopes, and a lot of missteps the quixotic duo tries their best to get to their dream to come true.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Jeferson De; Screenplay: Helio de la Peña and Jeferson De; Producer: Clélia Bessa; Cinematographer: Cristiano Conceiçã; Art direction: Marinês Mencio; Cast: Ailton Graça, Juan Paiva, Juliana Alves, Helio de la Peña, Lázaro Ramos, Rocco Pitanga and others.

BERENICE  BERENICE PROCURA

Comedy / 2018 / 86min

"Disturbing, exciting, inquisitive, essential, provocative." - Observatório do Cinema

 

REGAL SOUTH BEACH 18  /  SEPTEMBER 21, 9PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

Taxi driver Berenice faces a family crisis, dealing with a chauvinistic husband and a son in search of his sexual identity. The murder of a beautiful transgender woman at Copacabana Beach sparks her investigative instincts and changes her life forever.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Allan Fiterman; Screenplay: Flávia Guimarães and José Carvalho; Producer: Elisa Tolomelli; Cinematographer: Azul Serra; Art director: Guga Feijó; Production Company: EH Filmes; Cast: Valentina Sampaio, Claudia Abreu, Vera Holtz, Eduardo Moscovis, Caio Manhente, Brigitte de Buzios, Emilio Dantas and others.

LIQUID TRUTH  AOS TEUS OLHOS

Drama / 2017 / 90min

“Performances are all aces, especially de Oliveira, who nails the character’s shift from easy going confidence to bewildered devastation.” - Variety 

REGAL SOUTH BEACH 18  /  SEPTEMBER 22, 7PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

A precise and disquieting portrait about the nowadays usual public online lynching: a sports teacher is accused of sexual harassment by one his young pupils during a swimming class. His guilt or innocence is impossible to be verified, but the case gain huge backlash online and the consequences are nefarious.

CAST & CREW

Directed by: Carolina Jabor; Screenplay: Lucas Paraizo; Producers: Leonardo M. Barros, Renata Brandão, Maria Amelia M. P. Leão Teixeira; Cinematographer: Azul Serra; Production Companies: Conspiração, Globo Films; Cast: Daniel de Oliveira, Marco Ricca and others.

THE PATIENT  O PACIENTE

Biographical Drama / 2018 / 100min

"It's a film about the fragility of being Brazilian. For those who have forgotten, for those who have just arrived, rewind history." - Veja

 

REGAL SOUTH BEACH 18  /  SEPTEMBER 22, 9PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

The mysteries that surround the death of Tancredo Neves are revealed more than 30 years after his death. "The Patient" takes us back to the last days of live of the then recently elected president and relives the the anguish, the fear, and anxiety of the politician about his fate as president and the future of the country. Based on the book of the same name, by historian Luis Mir, the film reveals the medical background of the story that shook Brazilian politics and changed the fate of Brazil.

CAST & CREW

Directed by: Sergio Rezende; Screenplay: Gustavo Liptzein ; Cinematographer: Nonato Estrela; Art Direction: Marcos Flaksman; Production: Mariza Leão; Production Company: Morena Filmes; Cast: Othon Bastos, Esther Góes, Leonardo Medeiros, Otavio Muller, Paulo Betti, Emilio Dantas, Luciana Braga, and others.

ORPHEU  ORFEU

Drama / 1999 / 115min

SAVOR CINEMA  /  SEPTEMBER 14, 8PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

Inspired by the play "Orfeu da Conceição" by Vinicius de Moraes, the film tells the love story of Orfeu (Toni Garrido) and Eurídice (Patrícia França). Orfeu is the most famous composer on the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and leader of the favela where he lives and its samba school. He is working on the preparation of the carnival parade when he meets Eurídice, a newcomer to the city. The two fell madly in love, triggering jealousy and violence in the neighborhood.

CAST & CREW

Directed by: Carlos Diegues; Screenplay: Carlos Diegues, collaboration of Hermano Vianna, Hamilton Vaz Pereira, Paulo Lins and João Emanuel Carneiro; Based on the play Orfeu da Conceição, by Vinicius de Moraes; Photography: Affonso Beato; Camera: Gustavo Hadba; Assistant Director: Vicente Amorim; Editing: Sérgio Mekler; Art Director: Clóvis Bueno; Costume Designer: Emília Duncan; Carnavalesco: Joãosinho Trinta; Music: Caetano Veloso; Sound: Mark van der Willigen; Delegate Producer: Flávio R. Tambellini; Associate Producer: Daniel Filho; Co-production: Globo Filmes; Produced by: Renata Almeida Magalhães and Paula Lavigne; Production: Rio Vermelho Films; Distribution: Warner; Cast: Toni Garrido, Patrícia França, Murilo Benício, Zezé Motta, Milton Gonçalves, Isabel Fillardis, Maria Ceiça, Stepan Nercessian, Lucio Andrey, Caetano Veloso.

A JOURNEY THRU RIO'S STREET PARADES

QUERO BOTAR MEU BLOCO NA RUA

Documentary / 2018 / 70min

SAVOR CINEMA  /  SEPTEMBER 15, 6PM

 

SYNOPSYS

An affective journey through the history of Rio's street blocks, telling the saga of this fascinating popular manifestation that goes beyond the centuries adapting to all kinds of social, political, cultural or economic transformations, and legitimizing itself as an achievement of the people. To help tell this story, founders and components of some of the most emblematic blocks of the city: Cordão da Bola Preta, Banda de Ipanema, Cacique de Ramos and Último Gole, representing the hundreds of blocks that proliferate in the streets, and make Rio de Janeiro the biggest outdoor party in the world. A party where all are hosts and guests.

CAST & CREW

Directed by: Adriana L. Dutra ; Screenplay: Adriana L. Dutra and Flávia Guimarães; Cinematography: Miguel Lindenberg; Executive Producer: Cláudia Dutra ; Cast: José Ruy Dutra,Claudio Pinheiro, Bira. Pedro Ernesto, Carlos Lisboa, Maria de Moraes and others.

GOD IS BRAZILIAN  DEUS É BRASILEIRO

Comedy / 2002 / 110min

SAVOR CINEMA  /  SEPTEMBER 15, 8PM

 

SYNOPSYS

Tired of so many mistakes made by humanity, God (Antonio Fagundes) decides to take a vacation in some distant star. Before leaving, He must find a substitute to replace Him and decide to seek for it in Brazil with the guidance of fisherman Taoca (Wagner Moura). Together, they will travel the country in search of the ideal substitute. The film is an adaptation of the story "The Saint Who Did Not Believe in God" by João Ubaldo Ribeiro.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Carlos Diegues; Screenplay: João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Carlos Diegues, with the collaboration of João Emanuel Carneiro and Renata Almeida Magalhães; Inspired by João Ubaldo Ribeiro's story; Production: Rio Vermelho Filmes / Renata Almeida Magalhães; Distribution: Columbia; Direct Sound: Marcio Câmara; Camera: Gustavo Hadba; Final Cut: Gustavo Hadba and Bianca Costa; Colourist: João Theodoro; Special Effects: Marcelo Siqueira; Sound Editing: Tom Paul; Production Director: Fernando Zagallo and Edu Ramos; Post-Production: Bianca Costa; Musical Production: Chico Neves, Hermano Viana and Sergio Mekler; Photography: Affonso Beato; Executive Production: Tereza Gonzalez; Coproduction: Columbia Tristar Filmes do Brasil, Luz Mágica Produções, Teleimage and Globo Filmes; Associate Producers: Francisco Diegues and Quanta; Produced by: Renata Almeida Magalhães; Cast: Antonio Fagundes, Wagner Moura, Paloma Duarte, Bruce Gomlevsky, Stepan Nercessian, Hugo Carvana, Castinho, Chico de Assis; Featuring: Susana Werner, Toni Garrido, and bands Cordel do Fogo Encantado and Grupo Caçuá.

FEBRUARIES  FEVEREIROS

Documentary / 2017 / 75min

SAVOR CINEMA  /  SEPTEMBER 16, 6PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

Mangueira, Brazil’s most popular samba school, won the championship of the Carnival of Rio in 2016 with a parade in homage to Maria Bethânia. The film travels to her hometown in Bahia, uncovering the inspirations for the creation of the Carnival.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Marcio Debellian; Screenplay: Diana Vasconcellos and Marcio Debellian; Cinematography: Miguel Vassy and Pedro von Krüger; Producers: Daniel Nogueira and Marcio Debellian; Cast: Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Mabel Velloso, Leandro Vieira, Pai Pote, Squel Jorgea and others.

THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL O MAIOR AMOR DO MUNDO 

Drama / 2006 / 106min

SAVOR CINEMA  /  SEPTEMBER 16, 8PM

 

SYNOPSYS

Antonio, a famous Brazilian astrophysicist and professor at an American university, receives the news that he has a terminal illness. Upon returning to Brazil to receive an official homage, he discovers the identity of his biological parents and the astonishing love story between them.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Carlos Diegues; Screenplay: Carlos Diegues; Production: Renata Almeida Magalhães; Executive Production: Tereza Gonzalez; Cinematographer: Lauro Escorel; Art Director: Tulé Peake; Camera: Gustavo Hadba; Costume designer: Marcelo Pies, Bettine Silveira; Sound: Jorge Saldanha; Sound Editing: Miriam Biderman; Assembly: Quito Ribeiro; Original Music: Chico Buarque; Music Direction: Guto Graça Mello; Music Production: Vinicius França; Associate Producer: Patrick Siaretta; Co-production: RB Cinema I Funcine, Lereby Productions, Quanta; Production: Magic Light, Columbia Tri Star Films, Globe Films; Cast: José Wilker, Taís Araújo, Sérgio Malheiros, Léa Garcia, Sérgio Britto, Marco Ricca, Deborah Evelyn, Clara Carvalho, Max Fercondini, Anna Sophia Folch; Featuring: Guida Vianna, Stepan Nercessian, Hugo Carvana, Silvio Guindane, Raoni Seixas.

EULLER MILLER BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

EULLER MILLER ENTRE DOIS MUNDOS

Documentário / 2018 / 77min

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - FIU / SEPTEMBER 18, 6PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

Euller Miller is a young native Brazilian of kaiwá ethnicity who leaves his small village just outside of Dourados (MS) to study dentistry at a public university in the crowded capital city of the state of Paraná. The film follows the complex transition between two very different worlds and the search for new horizons without abandoning his indigenous roots. A film of speech, silences, and pauses, integrated with imagery that represents with propriety Euller Miller’s tough journey between two worlds, that of his indigenous origins and his urban university environment, which may or may not be dissociated and amalgamated into his body and soul.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Fernando Severo; Screenplay: Fernando Severo; Cinematography: Jonathan van Thomaz; Executive Producers: Anderson Simão, Christopher Faust; Cast: Euller Miller Martins Almeida.

LIFE IS A BITCH COMO É CRUEL VIVER ASSIM

Drama / 2018 / 100min

BILL COSFORD CINEMA / SEPTEMBER 17, 3:45PM

 

SYNOPSYS 

Lonely, frustrated, and unable to do anything to make sense of their lives, Vladimir, Clivia, Regina, and Primo make an absurd plan: to kidnap a millionaire. But they don' t have experience with crime or notion of what it envolves. As they move forward,  their fears and ambitions are revealed.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Julia Rezende; Screenplay: Fernando Ceylão; Cinematography: Dante Belutti; Art Director: Margherita Pennacchi; Producers: Mariza Leão and Erica Iootty; Cast: Marcelo Valle, Fabiula Nascimento, Silvio Guindane, Debora Lamm, Paulo Miklos, Otavio Augusto and Milhem Cortaz.

WILDCARD CANASTRA SUJA 

Drama / 2018 / 77min

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - FIU / SEPTEMBER 18, 8PM

 

SYNOPSYS

A family of Rio de Janeiro suburb is headed by Batista, an empowered father who does whatever is needed not to lose the control over the family. Faced with this oppressive conduct of the patriarch, everyone in the house end up losing track of their lives, choosing subversive ways to bond the family, or even, get rid of it for good.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Caio Soh; Screenplay: Caio Soh; Cinematography: Azul Serra; Executive Producers: Samantha Capdeville and Breno Soares; Cast: Adriana Esteves, Marco Ricca, Bianca Bin, Pedro Necerssian and others.

BYE BYE BRASIL

Drama / 1980 / 100min

SYNOPSYS 

Salomé (Betty Farias), Lorde Cigano (José Wilker) and Andorinha are three barnstormer artists who cross the country with the Rolidei (holiday) Caravan, making spectacles for peasants, sugarcane cutters, and rural population, constantly avoiding competition with the television. They are joined by the accordionist Ciço (Fabio Júnior) and his wife, Dasdô (Zaira Zambelli), with whom the Rolidei Caravan crosses the Amazon until arriving in Brasília, experiencing various adventures on the country roads.

CAST & CREW 

Directed by: Carlos Diegues; Screenplay: Carlos Diegues and Leopoldo Serran; Photography: Lauro Escorel; Editing: Mair Tavares; Art Director: Anísio Medeiros; Music: Chico Buarque, Roberto Menescal and Dominguinhos; Production Director: Marcos Altberf and Nair Tavares; Associate Producers: Walter Clarck, Lucíola Vilella, Bruno Barreto, Carlos Braga; Executive Production: Lucy Barreto; Production: Luiz Carlos Barreto and Lucy Barreto; Distribution: Embrafilme; Cast: José Wilker, Betty Farias, Zaira Zambelli, Fábio Júnior and Príncipe Nabor.

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