Showcase of Brazilian films at the University of Toronto


Brazil Film Series, a continuous showcase of Brazilian films at the University of Toronto. This partnership between Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto, the Rio Film Commission (RFC), the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto and the University of Toronto Libraries has the goal to promote the Brazilian culture and to acknowledge the Portuguese language in line with the directives of the Cultural Department of the Ministry of the External Relations of Brazil. The program is addressed to those who, in Toronto, are interested in Brazil, aiming not only at the academic community but also at the community at large. The films will be shown every first Thursday of the month from October 2015 until April 2016.

Date: Thursday, October 1st
Time: 6:30pm
Local: Media Commons Theatre- Robarts Library (130 St George St, terceiro andar)
Free Admission
Contact: [email protected]

This screening will be introduced by Juno Award Nominee Aline Morales. Arguably the most accomplished Brazilian musician in Canada.

This first screening is Brazilian Western (Faroeste Caboclo, 2013), a film directed by René Sampaio with Fabrício Boliveira and Isis Valverde. Loosely based on legendary Brasília rock band Legião Urbana’s seminal folk song, René Sampaio’s lyrical, fable-like debut feature follows a young man from the provinces who decides to try his luck in the capital, where he falls in with a rough crowd — and falls for a senator’s daughter.

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