BRAZILIAN WESTERN Tops Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro

Brazilian Western / Faroeste Caboclo (pictured) the debut feature film by René Sampaio was the top winner of the 13th annual edition of the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro which were announced last night at a ceremony in the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro.

Sampaio's film received six "Grande Othelo" awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing (Fiction), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound.

The award for Best Director was for Bruno Barreto for Reaching for the Moon / Flores Raras. The film's protagonist Gloria Pires received the award for Best Actress for her character of Lota de Macedo Soares. Kleber Mendonça Filho was awarded with the prize for Best Original Feature for his debut feature film Neighboring Sounds / O som ao redor

In the documentary category, the award for Best Film was for Nelson Pereira dos Santos' A luz do Tom about Musician composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. The award for Best Editing (documentary) was presented to Elena by Petra Costa. Director Domingos Oliveira was presented with a special award.

The Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro was created in 2000 and it's presented by the Brazilian Film Academy.