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Reel Brazil The Fourth

Film Festival    2013


18 –  28 April Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Wellington 02  –  12 May Paramount Theatre

Tickets & Venues Auckland Note: Seating allocated

Venue Rialto Cinemas Newmarket 167-169 Broadway Newmarket (09) 369 2417

Wellington Note: Seating non-allocated

Venue Paramount Theatre 25 Courtenay Place (04) 384 4080

Ticket Prices Opening Night Adult Concession* Seniors Child

$40.00 $16.50 $14.50 $12.50 $10.00

Group Bookings 20 x Adults 20 x Students 20 x Seniors Ticket Prices Opening Night Adult Concession* Seniors Child

$290 $250 $200

$55.00 $15.40 $13.40 $10.90 $9.90

Group Bookings 20 x Adults 20 x Students 20 x Seniors

$268 $218 $198

*students, film society, community services card holders

Online Sales Additional fees may apply for online and phone bookings Auckland: Wellington: Buying Tickets at the Venue Tickets will be available for purchase at the respective venues, during their normal operating hours. Please contact each venue or visit their website for more detailed information. To purchase your tickets you can pay by cash, eftpos or credit card. Group Bookings Note: All 20 tickets must be purchased in a single transaction and the tickets can only be purchased for the same film / same session. Please Note: a) ID will be required for senior/concession tickets, and for all restricted films. b) No complimentaries, cinema vouchers, movie money or ticket discount offers can be used for festival films. c) Once you have purchased your tickets there will be no refunds or exchanges unless a screening doesn’t go ahead or in a situation that we are required to do so by New Zealand law. d) Though we would do so reluctantly, we reserve the right to make changes to the programme. e) Senior citizens are: aged 65 years and over. f) Children are: aged 15 years and under. g) Prices for festivals and special events may differ from our standard ticket prices at the discretion of the organisers.



Bem-Vindos, Haere Mai

Leandro Cavalcanti

Executive Director & Producer

Amigos, I am very pleased to bring the Reel Brazil Film Festival back in 2013. After our last edition in 2011, we have had plenty of time to put together a better and bigger 4th edition, increasing our sessions from 44 to 72 and including the Reel Brazil Mini Market. I have retained my same core team, who all contribute innovative ideas to the festival. For those who have followed us from the beginning, they will notice some familiar themes in this year’s festival such as Brazilian music and way of life, but we also bring films that explore new territory, and more than ever, the boundaries of the human condition.There is something for everyone... Thank you to all our supporters and welcome to the newbies. Today we feel that we have found our niche. We are here to stay! – Aproveitem/Enjoy!

The Team

New Zealand – Brazil Trust Board: Cristiano Pereira, Hunter Curd, Leandro Cavalcanti, Paula Barletto Andrade Executive Director & Producer: Leandro Cavalcanti Festival Coordinator: Paula Barletto Andrade Business Advisor: Sue Johnston Publicist: Josie Glasson Designer: Oliver Ward Assistant Designer: Andrew Ward Social Media and Student Outreach: Simon Jarvis Production Assistant (Auckland): Tabata Sommerville Production Assistant (Brazil): Flávia Cavalcanti & Fabrício Cavalcanti

Thank you

All our volunteers, Ailua Fepuleai, Alessandra Faria, Alex Hannant, Alex Heller, Andre Levy, Bill Gosden, Bruno Baptistella, Bobby Brazuka, Bruno Martinho, Chris Walker, Craig Nicholson, Danilo Mota, David Grandi, David Lindsay, Egbert Ferreira, Elaine Smith, Felix, Garth Wilshere, Greg Forward, Helen Copsey, Helen Wrightson, Hiromi Yang, Holly Gulliver, Igor Jensen, Julia Durkin, Karina Shaw, Kate Larkindale, Kathryn Bennett, Katia Adler, Lance Swaine, Lily Richards, Manoel Medeiros, Miriam Ross, Mum & Dad, Nancy Fithian, Nancy Linton, Paul Seyb, Rahul Govindan, Rebecca McMillan, Roberta Queiroga, Rose Jones, Riko Kell, Sean Hutchinson, Sean Reilly, Sergio Amaral, Shaun Petersen, Simon Kelly, Tina Barton, Valtair de Souza, Vera Padilha, Will Sommerville. 02

Corporate Opening Night Take your business elsewhere and join us for our Corporate Opening Nights in Wellington and Auckland. The Corporate Opening is an event combining the love of film with a strategic and fun business environment to entertain clients and give them a bit of Brazilian flare in the Pacific. Allow yourself and your guests to experience an authentic Brazilian Gala evening, under the patronage of the recently appointed Brazilian Ambassador, H.E. Eduardo Gradilone, his wife Mrs Diva Gradilone, and their guests. The evening includes the screening of Brazilian box office hit “In Therapy”, followed by a Gala cocktail function where businesses and people who have an interest in Latin America can meet, network to live music, and savour gourmet Brazilian delicacies coupled with prime New Zealand wine.



Rialto Cinemas Newmarket 167-169 Broadway

Thu 18 April 6.00pm – 10.00pm $40

Bookings (09) 369 2417

“In Therapy” starts at 6.15pm, followed by Gala cocktail function

Paramount Theatre 25 Courtenay Place

Thu 02 May 6.00pm – 10.00pm $55

Bookings (04) 384 4080


“In Therapy” starts at 6.15pm, followed by Gala cocktail function

In Therapy Divã

Romantic-Comedy, Drama , Psychology 2009 93 mins NZ Premiere Director: José Alvarenga Jr. Auckland: Thu 18 April 6.00pm* Sat 20 April 2.30pm Wed 24 April 5.30pm** Wellington: Thu 02 May 6.00pm* Tue 07 May 6.30pm Sat 11 May 8.45pm *Corporate Opening Night screening (see page 3 for details)

“Lilia Cabral is marvelous in this role; she is a true diva on the stage, the big screen and television.” – Luis Carlos Merten, estadã “In Therapy” stars Lilia Cabral as Mercedes, a happily married 40-something with two children, who out of curiosity decides to see a psychoanalyst. Her sessions on the therapist’s couch lead her on a comic, and at times, dramatic journey of transformation, with young lovers, rave parties and a life she never knew she was missing. Her best friend Monica eggs her on, and Mercedes’ plain, middle-class life takes both surreal and poignant turns. Mercedes’ husband Gustavo adds to the comic tone - complaining she always has a drama when the football’s on tv - lending a “typical” Brazilian male perspective to the story.

**Part of the Rialto Cinemas Films for Foodies sessions. Ticket includes a glass of wine, nibbles and a foodie gift bag.

Admission: $35 ($33 for Rialto club members) Function 5.30pm, film starts 6.15pm

Winner Best Actress Lilia Cabral 2010

Winner Best Film Audience Award 2009

Winner Best Film 2009

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

Miami Brazilian Film Festival

Contigo Cinema Prize Brazil



The Reel Brazil Mini Market Supported by The Embassy of Brazil While you are at the cinema, visit the Reel Brazil Mini Market. This is a dedicated space for showcasing and selling Brazilian products and craft. You will also be able to pick up publications on tourist destinations and trade events in Brazil. In Association With:


Rialto Cinemas Newmarket 167-169 Broadway

Sat 20 & Sun 21 April Sat 27 & Sun 28 April 3.00pm – 7.30pm


Paramount Theatre 25 Courtenay Place

Sat 04 & Sun 05 May Sat 11 & Sun 12 May 3.00pm – 7.30pm


Reel Brazil Festas

Live band, DJ, Cocktail Specials, Funk & Groove Auckland Saturday 20 April 10.00pm

Rock Sambado

Free entry The Windsor Castle 144 Parnell Rd

This 6 piece Brazilian band bends and blends samba with rock and funk, and pulls in some kiwi classics and rock anthems, giving them a samba twist. Get ready for an unstoppable groove and bring your moves to the dance floor.

Wellington Saturday 04 May 10.00pm

Official album release party of Latinaotearoa: ‘Sonido de Latinaotearoa’

$10.00 (Door Sales) Havana Bar & Restaurant 32a-34 Wigan St

Latinaotearoa is Brazilian Bobby Brazuka on decks bringing infectious beats - samba, soul, funk, latin hip hop... With Venezuelan diva Jennifer Zea, international bossa soul songstress, and Guyanese Isaac Aesili (Open Souls, Trinity Roots, Shapeshifter, Recloose) on percussion and the wheels of steel.



Documentary, Music, 1960s & 70s 2012 87 mins NZ Premiere

“This documentary whisked me back to my college days when I was an avid music collector with a rather eclectic set of tastes.”

Director: Marcelo Machado

– Pierce Conran, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF)

Auckland: Sun 21 April 5.30pm Sat 27 April 4.45pm

One of the biggest cultural movements in Brazil comes to life in this documentary. Brazil was suffering under a nationalist military regime when Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Gal Costa, Arnaldo Baptista, Rita Lee, and many others, mixed Brazilian folk traditions with African music and rock and roll. With revealing interviews, rare archival footage and packed with songs from that period, Tropicália gives us a definitive picture of one of the most fascinating musical and artistic periods in Brazilian history.

Wellington: Sun 05 May 6.30pm Sun 12 May 6.15pm

Winner Special Jury 2013

Sao Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards


Official Selection 2012

Official Selection 2013

Melbourne International International Film Festival, Film Festival (MIFF) Rotterdam

Two Rabbits Dois Coelhos

Action, Thriller, Animation 2011 104 mins NZ Premiere Director: Afonso Poyart Auckland: Sat 20 April 8.30pm Sun 21 April 3.30pm Thu 25 April 8.30pm Sat 27 April 6.30pm Wellington: Sat 04 May 8.30pm Sun 05 May 4.30pm Tue 07 May 8.30pm Sat 11 May 6.45pm

“Two Rabbits flirts with the pop language in a way that no Brazilian film has done until now.” – Rolling Stone Magazine, Brazil “Two Rabbits” is a gritty urban thriller pitting Edgar the mysterious anti-hero against the twin evils of politics and crime. No-one is as they seem in this dark, fast-paced film set in Sao Paulo. Edgar has come home from two years in Miami, and quickly launches a scheme with a motorbike-riding mugger. Meanwhile, Julia, a prosecutor for the state, warns the gangster Maicon that he will be arrested any day; but what is her true motivation? Edgar, Maicon, Julia, a bent politician, a grieving father - the collision of lives and motives is epic and unexpected. Innovative cinematography, including animations, and plot twists galore will have cinema-goers on the edge of their seats.

In Association with:

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Winner Best Director 2012

Winner Best Actress 2012

Official Selection 2013

LA Brazilian Film Festival

LA Brazilian Film Festival

Brazil Film Festival Australia



18th – 28th April Thu 18 April

6.00pm – 10.00pm

Corporate Opening Night

Fri 19 April

2.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Grandpa’s Watch Dirty Hearts Heleno

Sat 20 April

2.30pm 4.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 10.00pm

In Therapy The World in Two Round Trips Found Memories Two Rabbits Reel Brazil Festa

Sun 21 April

1.30pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 7.30pm

Pirinop, My First Contact Two Rabbits Tropicália Heleno

Mon 22 April

2.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Pirinop, My First Contact Grandpa’s Watch Dirty Hearts

Tue 23 April

12.30pm 6.15pm 8.30pm

Who Cares? Heleno Who Cares?

Wed 24 April

2.30pm 5.30pm 8.15pm

Dirty Hearts In Therapy – Films for Foodies (See page 4) Found Memories

Thu 25 April

12.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Who Cares? The World in Two Round Trips Two Rabbits

Fri 26 April

2.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Found Memories Pirinop, My First Contact Heleno

Sat 27 April

12.45pm 2.30pm 4.45pm 6.30pm 8.45pm

The World in Two Round Trips Who Cares? Tropicália Two Rabbits Dirty Hearts

Sun 28 April

1.30pm 3.15pm 5.30pm 7.30pm

Grandpa’s Watch Heleno Pirinop, My First Contact Found Memories


(see pg.3)

(see pg.6)


2nd May – 12th May Thu 02 May

6.00pm – 10.00pm

Corporate Opening Night

Fri 03 May

1.00pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Grandpa’s Watch Dirty Hearts Heleno

Sat 04 May

2.30pm 4.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 10.00pm

In Therapy The World in Two Round Trips Found Memories Two Rabbits Reel Brazil Festa

Sun 05 May

2.30pm 4.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Pirinop, My First Contact Two Rabbits Tropicália Heleno

Mon 06 May

1.00pm 6.15pm 8:30pm

Pirinop, My First Contact Heleno Grandpa’s Watch

Tue 07 May

1.00pm 6.30pm 8:30pm

Who Cares? In Therapy Two Rabbits

Wed 08 May

1.00pm 6:30pm 8.30pm

Dirty Hearts Who Cares? Found Memories

Thu 09 May

1.00pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Who Cares? The World in Two Round Trips Heleno

Fri 10 May

1.00pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Found Memories Pirinop, My First Contact Dirty Hearts

Sat 11 May

12.45pm 2.30pm 4.45pm 6.45pm 8.45pm

The World in Two Round Trips Who Cares? Found Memories Two Rabbits In Therapy

Sun 12 May

2.30pm 4.30pm 6.15pm 8.15pm

Grandpa’s Watch Pirinop, My First Contact Tropicália Heleno

(see pg.3)

(see pg.6)


Dirty Hearts Corações Sujos

Drama, War, Historical 2011 90 mins Australia/NZ Premiere Director: Vicente Amorim Auckland: Fri 19 April 6.30pm Mon 22 April 8.30pm Wed 24 April 2.30pm Sat 27 April 8.45pm Wellington: Fri 03 May 6.30pm Wed 08 May 1.00pm Fri 10 May 8.30pm


“With little dialogue (almost all in Japanese) and impeccable cast, the film is a sensitive and topical account of intolerance and fundamentalism.” – Rolling Stone Magazine, Brazil When Japan lost World War II, a new war started in Brazil. A war between the Japanese immigrants who accepted defeat, and those who did not. Based on a novel by award-winning Brazilian writer Fernando Morais, this fictional post-WWII drama depicts a real phenomenon. The Japanese community in Brazil, the largest outside of Japan, were treated as enemies in their new home. “Sequestered during the war and cut off from all Nippon publications, most immigrants refused to believe their country did not triumph. Fanatical societies sprang up, targeting those who acknowledged Japan’s surrender as “dirty hearts,” and launching a murderous internecine campaign against them.” – Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Nominated Grand Prix des Ameriques 2011

Official Selection 2012

Winner Best Actor 2012

Montreal World Film Festival

Rio International Film Festival

Guadalajara International Film Festival

Found Memories

Histórias que só Existem Quando Lembradas

Drama, Photography 2011 98 mins Australia/NZ Premiere Director: Julia Murat Auckland: Sat 20 April 6.30pm Wed 24 April 8.15pm Fri 26 April 2.30pm Sun 28 April 7.30pm Wellington: Sat 04 May 6.30pm Wed 08 May 8.30pm Fri 10 May 1:00pm Sat 11 May 4.45pm In Association With:

Culture, Identity, Participation, Art 30 May – 21 June, 2013

“Brazilian filmmaker Júlia Murat’s first narrative feature is a mesmerizing, slow-build marvel.” – Eric Hynes, TimeOut New York, 4/5 stars This finely calibrated film has framed over 27 awards and was the official selection of more than 40 festivals around the globe. “Set in a fictional city in a remote area of Brazil where coffee plantations flourished in the 1800s, Rita, a young wandering photographer, comes to understand life in a community where time has seemingly stood still and people’s traditional roles clash with modern society. The film’s original title, “Stories That Only Exist When Remembered,” beautifully expresses the theme of Murat’s poetic rendering of the fictive Jotuomba, its inhabitants affectionately wedded to the rituals and land that contain the memories of their lives. Rita’s visit occasions a confluence of generations and cultures that seem to grow organically out of the setting in this extraordinarily accomplished and mature first feature.” – Official Selection 2012

Winner Cinematography Best Director & Feature 2012

Winner Grand Prix 2012

Toronto International Film Festival

RiverRun International Film Festival

Sofia International Film Festival


Who Cares? Quem se importa?

Documentary, Human Rights, Social Entrepreneurship 2012 93 mins NZ Premiere Director: Mara Mourão Auckland: Tue 23 April 12.30pm Tue 23 April 8.30pm Thu 25 April 12.30pm Sat 27 April 2.30pm Wellington: Tue 07 May 1.00pm Wed 08 May 6.30pm Thu 09 May 1.00pm Sat 11 May 2.30pm

“The impact that these stories may have on people’s lives can be very positive, and who knows it may prompt us to start small and create change around us.” – Vassili Zaitsev, Cinepop Who cares? The stars of this documentary do, and they’re changing the world by creating simple solutions to the hard global issues. Beautifully shot, inspiring it’s a movement, not a film. Social entrepreneurship is not a phrase that easily rolls off the tongue, but once you see the film, you’ll be a believer. People here are making changes, bringing solutions, generating huge social impact and most of all, inspiring people to do the same. The film captures stories of everyday people in Brazil, Peru, Tanzania, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and the USA. “Informing but never lecturing, the film succeeds in conveying the importance of social innovation.” – Sarah Ward,

In Association With: Hikurangi is a social enterprise incubator focused on supporting new solutions to sustainability challenges


Winner Best Documentary 2012

Official Selection 2012

Official Selection 2013

DocMiami International Film Festival

Heartland Film Festival Indianapolis

Washington DC International Film Festival

The World In Two Round Trips O Mundo em Duas Voltas

Documentary, Sailing, Sport, Travel 2007 91 mins NZ Premiere Director: David Schürmann Auckland: Sat 20 April 4.30pm Thu 25 April 6.30pm Sun 27 April 12.45pm Wellington: Sat 04 May 4.30pm Thu 09 May 6.30pm Sat 11 May 12.45pm

“The bond that keeps our family so united is that we were, are and will be dreamers. Forever.” – Vilfredo Schürmann The youngest sailor on the Schürmann family’s round the world journey is five year old Kat. She’s a very little girl who gets a very big education: learning hula in Tahiti, horse-riding in Chile, tramping in the frozen desert wilds of Patagonia, while living on board the boat with her family. The documentary took 10 years to finish and includes images from 30 countries, 4 continents and 3 oceans. Director David Schürmann loved New Zealand so much, he stayed behind as a teenager to study film while his parents carried on sailing the world. As an adult, he joins his parents and little sister Kat, and films their second world trip. This film is an ode, to the beauty of the sea, to the intrepid spirit of Ferdinand Magellan, and to the love of family.

Winner Best Film Audience Award 2007

Winner Best Sound Editing 2007

Nominated Best Director 2008

CINE-PE Recife Film Festival

CINE-PE Recife Film Festival

Prêmio Contigo Cinema Brazil


Grandpa’s Watch O Relógio do Meu Avô

Documentary, War, Jewish 2013 70 mins Director: Alex Levy Heller Auckland: Fri 19 April 2.30pm Mon 22 April 6.30pm Sun 28 April 1.30pm Wellington: Fri 03 May 1.00pm Mon 06 May 8.30pm Sun 12 May 2.30pm


World Premiere The director goes on a journey to his grandfather’s homeland, Transylvania, in search of an old watch his grandpa hid before the Nazis came to take the family to Auschwitz. The 70-minute documentary tells the story of immigrant Holocaust survivors who settled in Brazil after World War II. Through the relentless pursuit by the film’s director of the history of his Hungarian grandfather and ancestors, the memories of a dark time reappear in testimonials by survivors themselves. Alex Levy Heller is a Brazilian TV and film director and producer, based in Rio de Janeiro. After gaining a BFA in Dramatic Arts and Broadcasting at the University of Nebraska, USA, he worked as a TV producer and director at TV Kyne, ESPN and CNN. Back in Brazil he worked on the films “The Year My Parents Went on Vacation” and “Dzi Croquettes” (RBFF 2011), both won several awards. Alex is also the Executive Director of the Brazil Visual Circuit of Brazilian film festivals abroad, with editions held in Australia, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Portugal, Romania, Scotland and USA.


Drama, Football, Black and White 2011 116 mins NZ Premiere Director: José Henrique Fonseca Auckland: Fri 19 April 8.30pm Sun 21 April 7.30pm Tue 23 April 6.15pm Fri 26 April 8.30pm Sun 28 April 3.15pm Wellington: Fri 03 May 8.30pm Sun 05 May 8.30pm Mon 06 May 6.15pm Thu 09 May 8.30pm Sun 12 May 8.15pm In Association With:

“The striker was Brazil’s Pelé in the 40s but the prince of Rio became the king of an asylum, eating the newspaper clippings detailing his triumphs.” – Jonathan Wilson, The Guardian UK Before Pelé, there was Heleno, a talented player whose arrogance and violent temper would destroy his life both on and off the field. The film will please both lovers of the sport and lovers of the Seventh Art. “In the early 1940’s, Rio was a glamorous oasis in a world ravaged by war. Film director Fonseca conjures this epoch in highcontrast black and white, evoking the films of the classic Hollywood era. Santoro (300, Love Actually, Behind the Sun) gives the performance of his career, effortlessly evoking Heleno’s glory days in a delectable combination of the cocksure and the charismatic.” – Toronto International Film Festival

Winner Best Actor Rodrigo Santoro 2011

Winner Best Actor Rodrigo Santoro 2012

Nominated Best Actor Jury Award 2012

Havana Film Festival

Lima Latin American Film Festival

Prêmio Contigo Cinema Brazil


Pirinop, My First Contact Pirinop, Meu Primeiro Contato

Documentary, Indigenous 2007 83 mins Directors: Mari Corrêa, Kumaré Txicão (Ikpeng) & Karané Txicão (Ikpeng) Auckland: Sun 21 April 1.30pm Mon 22 April 2.30pm Fri 26 April 6.30pm Sun 28 April 5.30pm Wellington: Sun 05 May 2.30pm Mon 06 May 1.00pm Fri 10 May 6.30pm Sun 12 May 4.30pm


“Mixing archival footage and photographs with boisterous re-enactments and moving story telling, Pirinop is essential viewing if you have any interest at all in these themes.” – Dan Slevin, Capital Times, Wellington “The Americas “first contact” is widely recognised as having occurred in 1492. For the Ikpeng Indigenous people in Brazil, first contact was a documented event that occurred in October 1964 and eventually led to the relocation of the Ikpeng people to the Xingu park in Brazil, far from their traditional territory. With spellbinding footage from the actual event and personal accounts of first impressions, this compelling documentary offers a rare glimpse into that historic event from the Indigenous point of view and captures the incredible impact that contact had on the lives of the Ikpeng people and how it continues to affect them to this day”. – ImagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada.

Official Selection 2009

Winner Horizone Prize 2007

Winner Grand Prix 2007

Winner Special Jury Award 2009

Reel Brazil Film Festival

Munich International Documentary Festival

Amazonas Film Festival Brazil

International Documentary Festival, Brussels

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