Magazine article Screen International

IFFR: Wide Picks Up Brazilian Drama 'Elon Doesn't Believe in Death'

Magazine article Screen International

IFFR: Wide Picks Up Brazilian Drama 'Elon Doesn't Believe in Death'

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Paris-based sales agent Wide Management has acquired international rights to Brazilian drama Elon Doesn't Believe In Death, which is having its European premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

The Portuguese-language film is the debut feature of director Ricardo Alves Jr., whose previous shorts Tremor and Permanencias both drew festival attention.

The film is playing in IFFR's Bright Futures strand after previously world premiering at the Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema in September 2016.

Elon Doesn't Believe In Death follows the titular Elon as he searches for his missing wife at night in the sprawling Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte after she mysteriously disappears.

Director Alves also produced the project and co-wrote with Diego Hoefel, Germano Melo and João Salaviza.

Wide has also picked up further IFFR title The Last Painting, the Taiwanese film that is world premiering in the IFFR Voices strand. …

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