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Sundance 2021: a low-key lineup announced for semi-virtual festival 22 de December de 2020

Directorial debuts from Rebecca Hall and Robin Wright and documentaries about Covid-19 and wildfires to premiere at festival The 2020 Sundance film festival will be a stripped back, mostly virtual edition following in the footsteps of other festivals that have been forced to redefine themselves in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The lineup, featuring 72 feature […]

Sundance-Bound Brazilian Sci-fi Thriller ‘The Pink Cloud’ Debuts First Trailer (EXCLUSIVE) 15 de December de 2020

Just confirmed for the 2021 Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Brazilian Iuli Gerbase’s sci-fi thriller “The Pink Cloud” begins, like the trailer shared in exclusivity with Variety, with a young woman walking her dog, staring at dainty pink clouds encroaching the horizon. She drops dead 10 seconds later. Sirens awake Giovana and Yago, who only met […]

Sundance Film Festival Lineup Features 38 First-Time Directors, Including Rebecca Hall and Robin Wright 15 de December de 2020

The Sundance Institute announced a smaller, more focused lineup for the upcoming 2021 Sundance Film Festival — down to 72 feature films from last year’s 128. That program, which will be made available to a much wider audience via a tight, seven-day virtual edition, makes room for 29 countries and 38 first features, including debuts from Rebecca […]

Buzzy Brazilian Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Pink Cloud’ Brought to Market by MPM Premium at Ventana Sur (EXCLUSIVE) 8 de December de 2020

Paris-based MPM Premium has picked up Iuli Gerbase’s “The Pink Cloud,” a banner title that’s part of a slate of first features from a new generation of young female Brazilian directors. The films are set to become one of the talking points of next week’s Ventana Sur. A sci-fi thriller from writer-director Iuii Gerbase shot in […]

Ventana Sur: 10 Takes on a Revolutionary 2020 Edition 8 de December de 2020

Spearheaded by Cannes Film Market and Argentina’s INCAA agency, Ventana Sur, Latin America’s biggest movie market, will put through an out-of-the-box reset of market dynamics. Running Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, it will also register the energetic and exciting build up of women on the Latin American film scene, as directors, producers and market playmakers. Following […]

Cine Santander Cultural – Final Year Program 19 de November de 2018

And to close 2018, Cine Santander Cultural presents a must-see for fans of one of Hollywood’s most creative filmmakers today: Wes Anderson, Visual Poet brings eight director-length feature films. The retrospective includes his first work – Pura Adrenalina, 1996, never released on DVD or blu-ray in Brazil, and subtitled for the show. Anderson is also […]

The houses of Saint Ignatius. The houses of Luciana de Abreu 18 de October de 2013

Between the ages of zero and twenty-two, I lived in Rua Santo Inácio, number 455. Throughout my childhood, there was no building. Only houses, some bigger, some smaller. Some were almost palaces; others, like my family’s, were middle-class. Some had some architectural charm, others were just another house in the Moinhos de Vento neighborhood. There […]

To the masters, with affection 12 de August de 2013

I’m a fan of Ufrgs. It’s no use. With all Fabico’s sculpturing in the 70’s, I met great colleagues who helped broaden my horizons along with some very talented teachers. I admire teachers who were born to be masters, receive evil for what they do, endure spoiled students, but remain focused on content, studying and […]

Sorry, guys! 19 de July de 2013

Too much work, too much worry, and I forgot to release the comments to my last post. I apologize. They are there now. I even answered two readers who did not agree with the text. And I thank all the messages for strength. I would like to remind you that I wrote the following in […]

Crazy 2013 8 de July de 2013

Breathless: this 2013 is so crazy that I do not even know what to say. Diseases, fires, demonstrations, ridiculous politicians, often schizophrenic work sucking my energy. I wound up bruising my arm just now, but at least I did not break it. This coming week I will try to recover a little and go back […]

Dumb oceans 26 de April de 2011

Although I still get a good night’s sleep without barbiturates, I often wake up thinking about the radioactive material that is spilling into the sea in Japan. Only in time will you become aware of the catastrophe that is being generated right now. How did they build an atomic power plant at the edge of […]

Luciana Tomasi 9 de December de 2005

She was born in Porto Alegre and graduated in Journalism from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1980). She’s the director of Prana Films and worked as reporter on TV Guaíba (1981) and RBS-TV (1984). Began his film career in the early 1980s, filming in Super-8. As a producer, she worked on the feature […]