400 films presented in the 32 sections, 34 theatres, hundreds of film professionals
from all over the world at the Film Market, these are the numbers which best describe
the 10th edition of the Rio International Film Festival, one of the most important
film events in South America. Confirmed also this year a significant preference for
Italian cinema with 14 films being presented, 9 national productions and 5
In Competition the italian/brasilian co-production Estômago, by Marcos Jorge.
Screening in the section Panorama is One Hundred Nails by Ermanno Olmi, In Memory of Me by Saverio Costanzo, My Brother is an only child by Daniele Luchetti, The Wedding Director by Marco Bellocchio, Desert Roses by Mario Monicelli, Valzer by Salvatore Maira, and the co-productions Ne touchez pas la hache by Jacques Rivette and It's a Free World... by Ken Loach; in the section Mundo Gay we find the film Shelter by Marco Simon Puccioni, and presented in the section Expectativa 2007 is Andrea Molaioli's film The Girl by the Lake and Claudio del Punta's Haïti Chérie; Abel Ferrara’s film Go Go Tales will animate the section Midnight Movies, while Argentinian Pablo Trapero's Nacido y criado will screen in the section Premiere Latina. The festival which opens today will run through October 4th.