Brazilian Film Festival Headed to TriBeCa Cinemas

By Irene Plagianos on May 22, 2014 10:30am 

 Pictured is a still from the movie "The Wolf At The Door" (O Lobo Atras Da Porta) by director Fernando Coimbra. The feature will make its New York debut at the Brazilian Film Festival.
Pictured is a still from the movie "The Wolf At The Door" (O Lobo Atras Da Porta) by director Fernando Coimbra. The feature will make its New York debut at the Brazilian Film Festival.
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Tribeca Cinemas

TRIBECA — A bit of Brazilian culture is on its way to TriBeCa.

A host of new movies from the South American country, including documentaries and shorts, are set for screening at Tribeca Cinemas’ 12th annual Brazilian Film Festival.

Nine Brazilian features, as well as 12 short films, will be making their New York debut during the festival at the 54 Varick St. theater, which is slated to run from June 1 to June 6.

Among the films is the documentary “City of God – 10 Years Later” about the lives of the actors in the award-winning Brazilian hit, "City of God," in the years following the movie, as well the thriller, "The Wolf At The Door" (O Lobo Atras Da Porta), about a child’s kidnapping.

The year’s festival is also paying tribute to legendary Bossa Nova composer Vinicius de Moraes, perhaps best known for his song “The Girl From Ipanema.”

Two films will be screened in honor of de Moraes, “Orfeu,” a movie based on de Moraes’ re-telling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in Rio during Carnival, and “Vinicius,” a feature based on his life and work.

For more information and to purchase tickets, head here.

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