BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL 5
September - October 2013
UPFI Film Center, UP Diliman
In Celebration of Brazil’s National Day
Presented by the Embassy of Brazil in the Philippines
Oct 4 Fri
5 p.m. - A Casa de Alice
7:30 p.m. - Meu Nome não é Johnny
Oct 11 Fri
5 p.m.- Olga
7:30 p.m. - O Dia da Caca
A Casa de Alice (2007)
Oct 4 Fri 5 p.m.
Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to their mother, and they treat their grandmother with lack of respect. Alice's life in the female working world contrasts strongly with the powerful masculine presence in her home. Although she's a good girl, the chance to betray uncovers other betrayals she didn't know existed.
Meu Nome não é Johnny (2008)
Oct 4 Fri 7:30 p.m.
The true story of João Guilherme Estrella ("Johnny"), a young middle-class bon vivant who became a big-time cocaine dealer in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s.-imdb
Oct 11 Fri 5 p.m.
Olga is the compelling feature-film chronicle of the German Jew Olga Benario Prestes’ (1908-1942) life and times. A communist activist since her youth, Olga is persecuted by the Police and flees to Moscow, where she undergoes military training. She is put in charge of escorting Luis Carlos Prestes to Brazil to lead the Communist Revolution of 1935, falling in love with him long the way. With the failure of the Revolution, Olga is arrested alongside Prestes. Seven-month pregnant Olga is deported by President Vargas’ Government to Nazi Germany, where she gives birth to her daughter Anita Leocádia while incarcerated. Separated from her daughter, Olga is sent away to the Ravensbrück concentration camp, where she is executed in the gas chamber.
O Dia da Caca (2000)
Oct 11 Fri 7:30 p.m.
Ex-drug dealer is forced to go back to business by a corrupt policeman. He must go to Colombia and bring back some cocaine, but discovers the whole thing is a set up. He then devises a suicidal plan for revenge.
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