Magazine article Screen International

Zurich Names Brazil Guest Country

Magazine article Screen International

Zurich Names Brazil Guest Country

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Footballer Ronaldo due to walk the 'green carpet' at the Zurich Film Festival later this month; New World View opening film named as Brazilian Western.

The Zurich Film Festival, which runs from Sept 26 to Oct 6, has named the guest country for its 9th edition as Brazil.

This year's New World View programme category will include nine films from a "cross-section of current film-makers" in Brazil.

With the World Cup Final taking place in Brazil next year, ZFF has formed a partnership with FIFA. The opening of the New World View section on Sept 28 be attended by footballer Ronaldo as an ambassador of his country.

Presented to the ZFF audience by director René Sampaio, the young Brazilian shooting star Fabricio Boliveira and producer Marcello Maia, Brazilian Western (Faroeste Caboclo) will kick off proceedings.New World View titles

Domestica / HousemaidsGabriel Mascaro asked seven youths to follow their nannies with a video camera. His compilation of the material highlights the complex relationship between the nannies, their employers and the children in their care. A working environment where intimacy and distance are constantly at odds with each other.

Cores / ColorsThey're poor, they're cool, they're friends. Laura, Luiz and Luca expect nothing of the future, but style is everything to them. And they have more than enough of that! Francisco Garcia's atmospherically dense snapshot of a milieu that feels nothing of the officially heralded economic upturn.

EdenWhen heavily pregnant Karine loses her husband to a violent crime, she turns to the "Church of Eden" - but this free church has such a high price that she decides to take her destiny back into her own hands. Bruno Safadi's virtuoso portrait of an emancipating young woman.

Era Uma Vez Eu, Verônica / Once Upon A Time Was I, VerônicaThe attractive doctor Verônica is dedicated to caring for her ill father, who wishes for nothing more than to see his daughter in a stable relationship before he dies. …

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