OJST Brazilian Summer Festival
Brazilian Movie Nights
Tuesday 10th (8pm) & Thursday 12th July (6.30pm & 8.30pm)
In the Theatre (£4, or £16 with 2 Course Brazilian Menu)
We’ve turned our theatre into a cinema! What’s more, our friends at Kino 10 have been kind enough to curate a line up of Brazilian movies that you love (you just don’t know it yet).
Tuesday 10th July, 8pm
ELITE SQUAD (dir. Jose Padilha) Brazil, 2007, 120min.
From the writer of City of God comes another pulse-racing thriller of a film. Winner of the 2008 Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Elite Squad presents an astonishing and intimate look at Rio de Janeiro’s vast and intricate web of police corruption.
It is 1997 and hundreds of thousands live in Rio’s notorious favelas – the volatile slums on the edge of the city. Drug trafficking militias have complete control within the slums while the police run their criminal enterprises outside. Being an honest policeman in this environment makes you a target for both.
The elite BOPE force (State Police Special Operations Battalion) fights to combat drug trafficking, but keeping order has its price and their actions blur the line between right and wrong, justice and revenge.
Thursday 12 July – 6:30pm
MORO NO BRASIL (dir. Mika Kaurismäki) Finland/Brazil, 2002, 105 min
Moro no Brasil ("I Live in Brazil") is a musical experience that delves deeply into the heart of Brazil.
Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki (brother of Aki Kaurismäki, director of the brilliant Le Havre) takes us on a journey exploring Brazilian culture and its people, with over 50 musical performances from the streets of Brazil, including interviews and performances by Walter Alfaiate & Seu Jorge, Antonio Nobrega, Darue Malungo, Silverio Pessoa, Margareth Menezes, Ivo Meirelles and more.
Moro no Brasil is a stirring passionate documentary that grants the viewer unparalleled access to the diversity and musical richness of Brazilian music, reaching far beyond Samba and Bossa Nova. Kaurismaki’s musical adventure covers 4,000 kilometers, with stopovers in Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, and presents the voyage from the roots of samba to its present-day excursions into rap and funk.
Thursday 12th July - 8:30pm
VIVA SOUTH AMERICA: A Short Film Carnival (dir. Various) 80 min, with 15 min interval
KINO 10 have quickly established themselves as Birmingham’s specialists when it comes to short film. Always curating interesting, surprising, and funny programmes, each compilation they put together is an eclectic mix of animation, documentary, drama, comedy, music video, experimental, and other weird and wonderful things put on to film. If you thought short films weren’t for you, this super selection of South American shorts may well change your mind.
Info about KINO 10
KINO 10 is a travelling picture show with a bottomless suitcase filled with the best short films from around the globe. A firm believer in cinematic showmanship and building an event around film exhibition, KINO 10 strives to create a unique atmosphere and an alternative filmic experience through specially-curated programming and screening in unusual places.