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BEM-VINDOS. WELCOME. HAERE MAI Welcome to the first Reel Brazil Film Festival. I am delighted to be showing a New Zealand audience some of the things that Brazil has already shown me. The films selected in this programme highlight Brazil’s diversity, its joys and its fears. Some aspects of my home country are widely known, but some may just surprise you.

alongside me with one thing in mind – how can we make this the best experience for Wellingtonians?

This festival aims to show a REAL Brazil: one that has nothing to hide. A country where passions rule, be it good or bad, a country where happiness may sometimes be interrupted, but never lost.

Aproveitem / Enjoy

Thank you to all the extremely talented people who have embraced this project and worked

I sincerely hope that you feel the carnival spirit, enjoy the films and the festas and go home having learnt something new about Brazil, yourselves, or even New Zealand.

Leandro Cavalcanti Executive Director & Producer


MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR OF BRAZIL MRS RENATE STILLE

MESSAGE FROM MAYOR OF WELLINGTON KERRY PRENDERGAST

Dear friends of Brazil,

Bem-vindo ao Reel Brazil!

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the first edition of Reel Brazil Film Festival in New Zealand.

Welcome to New Zealand’s first Brazilian film festival, and a particularly warm welcome to any visitors to Wellington.

This event, which I hope will become part of Wellington’s annual vibrant cultural calendar, comes to enhance the ever growing friendly relationship between our countries. For those who already share the movie sessions at our Embassy, this is another opportunity to check past and recent productions of the successful Brazilian film industry. As we cannot change the physical distance of our Nations, what better way to bring you closer to the different aspects of Brazilian culture than through the big screen. I congratulate director Leandro Cavalcanti for this initiative and wish him all success!

This is the arts and culture capital of New Zealand and I am delighted that Wellington is hosting this festival to showcase the creativity of this huge, diverse and vibrant nation. And how appropriate that it should be in a city famed for its diversity, its film industry and its love of a good party! Wellington in November doesn’t feel much like Rio, perhaps. But if we can’t stand beneath an amber moon and softly murmur, we can at least soak up the atmosphere of Brazil through the medium of film. Brazil speaks to us of sunshine, passion, samba and carnival. And this festival pays tribute to that tradition, from its roots, through the glamour and glory of the Carmen Miranda era and on to today’s annual spectacles in Rio, Bahia and elsewhere.

Enjoy! See you there! There is far more to Brazil than that, of course, and the classic and modern films on show in this festival will take audiences deep into the nation’s heart. So get some fruit on your hat and samba on down for a glimpse of the real Brazil. Bom divertimento!

Renate Stille Ambassador of Brazil

Kerry Prendergast Mayor of Wellington


General enquiries: 0220 4samba (0220 472622) info@reelbrazil.co.nz www.reelbrazil.co.nz TICKET PRICES General - $12.00 Concession - $10.00 Concessions include: Children (15 and under), Senior Citizens (over 65), Friends of Te Papa, Students, Club Active (Wellington City Pools), Wellington Film Society, Leisure Card, Community Services Card, NZ Film Guild members, Backpackers cards.

VENUE Soundings Theatre Te Papa, Level 2 Cable St Ph: (04) 381 7298 - During festival hours only www.tepapa.govt.nz

ONLINE & PHONE SALES All tickets are available from iTICKET. Your purchased tickets can be posted or you can simply print them out and bring these with you to the cinema. iTICKET fees apply. Website: www.iticket.co.nz Phone: 0508 iTICKET (484 2538) BUYING TICKETS ONCE THE FESTIVAL STARTS Tickets will be available at their respective venues. Soundings box office opens 30 minutes before the first film of the day. You can pay by cash or eftpos. Cheques or credit cards are not accepted. You can still purchase e-tickets from www.iticket.co.nz. Accessibility: Soundings is accessible by wheelchair and is equipped with a hearing loop for the hearing impaired. Refunds: Once you have purchased your tickets there will be no refunds or exchanges unless a screening does not go ahead.

PLEASE NOTE: L.A.P.A. Fri 27th 7PM screening will be at The Film Archive 84 Taranaki St. www.filmarchive.org.nz. Tickets for this

Disclaimer: Though we would do so reluctantly we reserve the right to make changes to the programme.

screening are available from iTICKET or The Film Archive.

FILM SCHEDULE - All films with English subtitles. THURSDAY 26

FRIDAY 27

4:45pm // Opening with live drumming outside Te Papa

6:15pm // Orfeu

5:30pm // Opening Film: O PaĂ­ O

7:00pm // L.A.P.A., preceded by Vinyl Wars: The Battle

7:45pm // Corporate Screening, followed by Gala Cocktail

(NOTE: Film will be screened at The Film Archive)

Function - For tickets email: rsvp@reelbrazil.co.nz

8:30pm // Budapest 9:30pm // L.A.P.A. afterparty @ San Francisco Bathhouse

*Please check website for film ratings.


OPENING FILM:

O Paí O

Festival Opening 4:45PM - Outside Te Papa, Cable St.

Live drumming with Funky Junk – Wellington Percussion group that recycles discarded material into instruments. Get ready to move your body. THE SUMMER STARTS HERE!

Film Screening 5:30PM - Soundings Theatre Te Papa. Fiction // 2007 // 98 mins

Director: Monique Gardenberg The residents of a ramshackle Salvador tenement house engage in riotous conversation, romance and lustful activity in this lively and energetic film. Tenants conspire against each other invoking African gods and Catholic saints as dark secrets are revealed amidst the madness of the last day of Carnival. Samba reggae provides the pulse behind the soulful sound track by Davi Moraes and Caetano Veloso. latido@latidofilms.com // www.latidofilms.com

SATURDAY 28

SUNDAY 29

12:00pm // Slave To The Rhythm

12:00pm // L.A.P.A., preceded by Vinyl

1:30pm // Pirinop, My First Contact DIRECTOR PRESENT

Wars: The Battle

3:45pm // Carlota Joaquina: Princess of Brazil

2:00pm // Bananas Is My Business

6:00pm // Romeo & Juliet Get Married

4:00pm // O Pai O

8:00pm // My Name Ain’t Johnny, preceded by Re Bordosa Dossier

6:00pm // Condor

11:00pm // Reel Brazil Festa @ The Temperance

8:15pm // Once Upon A Time in Rio


7:45PM THURSDAY

CORPORATE SCREENING JOIN US FOR A GLAMOROUS EVENING OF CINEMA & BOSSA NOVA. Film screening followed by Gala Cocktail Function at

TE MARAE, TE PAPA.

Experience a taste of Brazil in New Zealand and treat yourself and clients to an exclusive evening of FILM, MUSIC and NETWORKING. Enjoy a night out with Brazilian flavour and music, complemented with kiwi hospitality and world-class Te Papa Catering. The evening will be attended under the patronage of H.E. Ambassador Renate Stille and is limited to pre-purchased packages and invited guests. •FILM: Carlota Joaquina, Princess of Brazil. •BOSSA NOVA TRIO: Elaine Abras and Band (Brazilian singer). •DRINKS & CANAPÉS (Catered by: TE PAPA). •Prize draws: Bronze sponsorship package for Reel Brazil 2010, 1 x night accommodation at Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay, 1 x case of a prime selection of Wairarapa Wines. To enquire about package options and prices please email: rsvp@reelbrazil.co.nz

Carlota Joaquina: Princess of Brazil Fiction // 1995 // 100 mins Director: Carla Camurati Lust for power, land and sex run amok, in this comedic look at Brazilian history. As Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces advance across Europe, the Portuguese Royal family flee to Brazil. This hilarious and captivating comedy is a mythical version of the life of Carlota, the ambitious and domineering Spanish princess who married the heir of the Portuguese throne and dreamt of becoming the Queen of the Amazon.


Director: Carlos Diegues Pop singer Orfeu has it all – fame, a stunning fiancÊ and to top it off he is crowned King of the Carnival. But then along comes the beautiful and aloof Eurydice, and his fairytale life comes shattering down around him. An update of the 1959 classic film Black Orpheus, ORFEU is a modern telling of the tragic myth of Orpheus relived in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro during the colours and craziness of Carnival.

luzmagica@luzmagica.com.br // www.luzmagica.com.br

FRIDAY 6:15PM

Orfeu Fiction // 1999 // 112 mins


7:00PM - at The Film Archive FRIDAY

L.A.P.A. Documentary // 2007 // 75 mins

Director: Cavi Borges, Emilio Domingos Hip-hop is the new kid on the block in the Lapa, the melting pot and focal point of Rio’s vibrant music scene and known for its lively cultural life since the 1950s. In recent times this historic area of Rio, has become a retreat for the city’s various manifestations of popular culture. Against this backdrop, directors Borges and Domingos delve into the multi-faceted cultural and musical revival of the district and the people who make it unique. contato@cavideo.com.br // www.cavideo.com.br

Vinyl Wars – The Battle Director: Rafael Terpins (Animation

/ 2007 / 16 mins)

Hip-hop wars, ghetto style, is portrayed in funky stop-motion animation. contato@terpinsgreco.com.br // www.terpinsgreco.com.br PLEASE NOTE:

9:30PM FRIDAY

This session will be screened at The Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St. www.filmarchive.org.nz

L.A.P.A. Afterparty

@ San Francisco Bathhouse, 171 Cuba St www.sfbh.co.nz

A night of reggaeton and hip-hop beats from Latin America to Aotearoa, with a prime line-up of MC’s and DJ’s: DJ Undercover - MC Jinetero & band - DJ Ras Galho COSTS: Movie goers: Present your L.A.P.A. screening ticket stub from The Film Archive and pay only $5 admission. Non-movie goers: $10 No pre-sales. Door sales only.


Director: Walter Carvalho Based on the best selling novel by beloved Brazilian composer Chico Buarque, BUDAPEST traverses 2 cities, 2 languages and 2 loves. Returning home from an Anonymous Writers’ Conference in Istanbul, Costa is forced to make a landing in Budapest. Bewitched by the city and its language, (“the only language that the devil respects”), his life takes an unexpected turn. Director, Walter Carvalho, is better known as the talented cinematographer for films such as Central Station, Carandiru and Suely in the Sky.

FRIDAY 8:30PM

Budapest Fiction // 2009 // 113 mins

elo4@elocompany.com // www.elocomapny.com.br

Director: Richard Hunt From the lazy late night Samba beats of back street Rio to the pulsating rhythms of the heart of Bahia, this film showcases the brilliance of African Brazilian musical talent today, touching on the history of millions of Africans that endured centuries of oppression in Brazil. Australian director Hunt, does not focus on the horrors of slavery, but rather the influence this history has on their music. mondofilms@bigpond.com // www.slavetotherhythm.net

SATURDAY 12:00PM

Slave to the rhythm Documentary // 2009 // 60 mins


1:30PM SATURDAY

Pirinop, My First Contact Documentary // 2007 // 83 mins

Directors: Karané Ikpeng, Mari Corrêa, Kumaré Ikpeng, Natuyu Ikpeng In October 1964, the indigenous Ikpeng people, living in a remote part of the Brazilian rainforest had first contact with the outside world. The remarkable archival footage of this historic meeting of ‘primitive’ and modern man is the basis for PIRINOP, MY FIRST CONTACT, a lively investigation that delves into the ethics of colonisation and relocation. maricorrea24@gmail.com // www.videonasaldeias.org.br

Director Present Mari Corrêa is a Brazilian documentary film director and editor as well as co-director of the NGO, Videos in the Villages (VNA), which provides training programmes for indigenous videomakers. This project has resulted in the creation of important image archives of indigenous peoples of Brazil, and the production of over 70 films, most of which have received national and international awards.

Industry Panel Reel Brazil Film Festival will host a Panel Discussion at The Film Archive, bringing together Brazilian and New Zealand professionals from the film industry. Topics will include indigenous challenges and achievements in both countries and how New Zealand and Brazil can work together on the audiovisual front. Please check www.reelbrazil.co.nz for more details. When: Monday, 30th November, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Venue: The Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St., Wellington // www.filmarchive.org.nz Free admission: All welcome


Director: Carla Camurati Lust for power, land and sex run amok, in this comedic look at Brazilian history. As Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces advance across Europe, the Portuguese Royal family flee to Brazil. This hilarious and captivating comedy is a mythical version of the life of Carlota, the ambitious and domineering Spanish princess who married the heir of the Portuguese throne and dreamt of becoming the Queen of the Amazon.

SATURDAY 3:45PM

Carlota Joaquina: Princess of Brazil Fiction / / 1995 // 100 mins

copacabana@copacabanafilmes.com.br // www.copacabanafilmes.com.br

Director: Bruno Barreto Shakespeare’s classic love story is retold in the crazed world of passionate Brazilian soccer fans. Romeo, an obsessed fan of the Corinthians football team, falls for Juliet, the lovely daughter of the arch rival Palmeiras fan club president. Romeo fakes a love for Palmeiras to impress his future father-in-law, triggering a series of frantic and hilarious twists that threaten the best laid wedding plans of the star crossed lovers.

paula@lcbarreto.com.br // www.lcbarreto.com.br

SATURDAY 6:00PM

Romeo & Juliet Get Married Fiction // 2005 // 92 mins


8:00PM SATURDAY

My Name ain’t Johnny Fiction // 2008 // 128 mins

Director: Mauro Lima The true story of João Estrella, a priveleged middle class boy turned bigtime cocaine dealer, is brought to life in this fast paced and muito cool biopic. We follow João (played by the charismatic & popular Brazilian actor Selton Mello) progress from high school dope-smoking, to raucous coke-snorting parties to becoming Rio de Janeiro’s king of cocaine trafficking - until he makes one mistake too many… vereda@veredafilmes.com.br // www.veredafilmes.com.br

Re Bordosa Dossier Director: César Cabral (Animation

/ 2007 / 16 mins)

This stop-motion animation investigates the motives behind the decision of acclaimed Brazilian cartoonist Angeli to kill one of his most famous creations: the underground diva Re Bordosa

11:00PM SATURDAY

coala@coalafilmes.com.br // www.coalafilmes.com.br

Reel Brazil Festa - The Official Festival Party TWO FLOORS OF ENTERTAINMENT The largest bar in New Zealand will house the largest Brazilian party in Wellington!! Put some fruit on your hat and come along for a groovy night with Latin beats! Featuring:

FREE ENTRY $5 cocktail specials

Zirigidum - 10 piece band with Brazilian inspired Kiwi music goodness. DJ Cachaça - Sexy soulful and percussive tunes Rhubarb Rouge, Miss Drag Wellington 09 - Carmen Miranda, is back... in Drag.

17-19 Blair St. www.thetemperance.co.nz


Director: Cavi Borges, Emilio Domingos Hip-hop is the new kid on the block in the Lapa, the melting pot and focal point of Rio’s vibrant music scene and known for its lively cultural life since the 1950s. In recent times this historic area of Rio, has become a retreat for the city’s various manifestations of popular culture. Against this backdrop, directors Borges and Domingos delve into the multi-faceted cultural and musical revival of the district and the people who make it unique.

SUNDAY 12:00PM

L.A.P.A. Documentary // 2007 // 75 mins

contato@cavideo.com.br // www.cavideo.com.br

Vinyl Wars – The Battle Director: Rafael Terpins (Animation

/ 2007 / 16 min)

Hip-hop wars, ghetto style, is portrayed in funky stop-motion animation. contato@terpinsgreco.com.br // www.terpinsgreco.com.br

Co-presented with

Director: Helena Solberg The rags to riches story of samba screen siren Carmen Miranda is laid bare in this fascinating and entertaining documentary. In the 1940s she became an international star and unofficial ambassador for Latin America with her tutti frutti costumes and infectious samba songs. Snapped up by the U.S. as the “Brazilian Bombshell,” she became an instant star of Broadway and Hollywood. radiantefilmes@terra.com // www.radiantefilmes.com

SUNDAY 2:00PM

Bananas is My Business Documentary // 1994 // 97 mins


4:00PM SUNDAY

O Paí o Fiction // 2007 // 96 mins

Director: Monique Gardenberg The residents of a ramshackle Salvador tenement house engage in riotous conversation, romance and lustful activity in this lively and energetic film. Tenants conspire against each other invoking African gods and Catholic saints as dark secrets are revealed amidst the madness of the last day of Carnival. Samba reggae provides the pulse behind the soulful sound track by Davi Moraes and Caetano Veloso.

6:00PM SUNDAY

latido@latidofilms.com // www.latidofilms.com

Condor Documentary // 2007 // 105 mins

Director: Roberto Mader In the 70’s, the military governments of South America collaborated to establish “Operation Condor”, which led to the kidnapping and murder of thousands, and the exile of many others. In search of truth and justice, director Roberto Mader revisits the series of events linked to its creation through testimonials of its victims, activists and related characters.

roberto.mader@gmail.com // Taba Filmes


Director: Breno Silveira Ipanema Beach is the stunning backdrop in this classic tale of forbidden love. Dé and Nina come from opposite worlds: he is a working-class guy from the Favela struggling to lead a decent life; she is a high-class student who lives in a bubble of wealth and so-calledsafety. Against all odds Nina and Dé fall in love. But can their passion withstand the prejudice and violence of Rio’s social apartheid?

vereda@veredafilmes.com.br // www.veredafilmes.com.br

REEL BRAZIL TEAM:

THANK YOU:

Executive Director & Producer // Leandro Cavalcanti

Aldemo Garcia, Amanda White, Annmaree Desmond, Bill

Business Advisor and Planner // Sue Scobie

Gosden, Clayton Mitchell, Derek Johnston, Diane Pivac,

Project Advisors // Hunter Curd & Ailua Fepuleai

Embassy of Brazil, Graziella Monteiro, Hone Kouka, Ian

Festival Coordinator & Publicist // Robyn Harper

Freer, Jacques Knudsen, Sarah Terry, Karina Shaw, Katia

Creative Designer // Brian Lee - www.chacol.co.nz

Adler, Kerryanne McAllister, Leonardo Guerchmann,

Production Assistants // Flavia Cavalcanti &

Manoel Medeiros, Makerita Filipo-Dallas, Maria Luisa

Fabricio Cavalcanti (Brazil), Roberta Queiroga (Auckland)

Escorel, Mark Roxburgh, Michael Sheils, Mum & Dad, Nick

Industry Panel Coordinator // Kaye-Maree Dunn

Ryan, Nikkie Rich, Paul Seyb, Rebecca McMillan, Ricardo

Photographer // Bruna Haddad

Natalino, Richard King, Wellington City Council Staff.

VOLUNTEERS: Angelica Tan, Ben Speak, Desiree Cheer, Donna Schwass, Mel Read, Michelle O’Donnell, Nancy Fithian, Paul Johanson, Rebecca Goodbehere, Rose Jones, Stephanie Gibson.

SUNDAY 8:15PM

Once Upon a Time in Rio Fiction // 2008 // 117 mins


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