Grab your feather boa and get ready to samba – the Brazil Film Festival is coming to town. Touring nationally from 14 November, it brings you the sights and sounds of Brazil, with the some of the greatest films produced there this year.
Since Fernando Meirelles’ 2002 hit City of God placed Brazilian film on the map, the world has become fascinated by the grimy favelas and the colourful personalities of Brazil. The festival brings you all that and more.
If you’re after laughs, you can’t go past Head Over Heels, a comedy about the friendship between Maria and Alice, who loses her job and husband on the same day and must open a sex shop to stay afloat.
The favelas of S√£o Paulo come alive in Br√≥der, about 3 boys who grow up in drug-infested slums and return 30 years later to see how their lives have changed.
Finally documentary The Samba Within Me follows a school as it prepares for Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular Carnivale. It may seem like just sequins and choreography, but for these students, the annual event is a way of living – and winning means the world.
See the full list of films and venue information here.