Magazine article Screen International

Americas Briefs: Festival Do Rio Unveils Première Brazil Choices

Magazine article Screen International

Americas Briefs: Festival Do Rio Unveils Première Brazil Choices

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Selections include Erico Rassi Comeback, Felipe Sholl's The Other End and Cristiane Oliveira's A Woman And The Father.

The 2015 Première Brazil best fiction feature winner was Gabriel Mascaro for Neon Bull, while Petra Costa and Lea Glob earned documentary honours for Olmo And The Seagull.

The festival runs from October 6-16. Click here for the line-up.

* Damien Chazelle's awards season contender La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone has been selected as the centrepiece screening at the Middelburg Film Festival in Virginia on October 22. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will take part in a keynote conversation. The festival runs from October 20-23.

* Samuel Goldwyn Films and Eammon Films are partnering to distribute James Sadwith's Coming Through The Rye, a coming-of-age film about the filmmaker's childhood efforts to meet reclusive author JD Salinger. Alex Wolff, Stefania Owen and Chris Cooper star in the film, which opens theatrically on October 14 through Eammon Films. …

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