The Brazilian Film Festival returns to New York City for its twelfth year with an exciting lineup of 13 films, most of them in their New York premiere, and with a special tribute to Bossa Nova composer Vinicius de Moraes, co-writer of the worldwide hit song "Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema), in honor of the centenary of his birth. Presented by the Inffinito Grupo, the 12th edition of the festival will take place June 1-7 at the Tribeca Cinemas and Central Park's SummerStage.
This year’s lineup includes Fernando Coimbra’s acclaimed debut feature film A Wolf at the Door (pictured right), which has won numerous awards at different film festivals including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film and Best Director at Miami, Best Film at Rio de Janeiro, Best First Film at Havana, Best Director at Guadalajara, and Best Latin American Film at San Sebastian.
The Brazilian Film Festival will also present the New York premiere of another highly praised debut feature film, Tatoo (pictured right) by Hilton Lacerda. Hailed as “bouncy and thought-provoking” (The Hollywood Reporter), the film is set in the last years of Brazil's dictatorship, and it was the winner of the Best Film award at the Gramado Film Festival, as well as a favorite at the Palm Springs and Rio de Janeiro film festivals.
Two films will be screened in honor of Vinicius de Moraes: Orfeu, Carlos Diegues’ film set in Rio during carnival and based on Vinicius’s re-telling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and Miguel Farias’ Vinicius, the documentary feature film based on de Moraes’ life and work.