Brazilian movies to show in Lebanon

Next September, the 4th Brazilian Film Festival will see six productions featured in Beirut’s Cinema Metropolis and four at the Ishbilia Theatre and Art-Hub, in Saida.

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São Paulo – Lebanon residents will be able to check out Brazilian movies at from September 3 to 8. The 4th Brazilian Film Festival will feature eight productions in Beirut and Saida. The event is held by the Embassy of Brazil in Beirut and the Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center, in collaboration with Cinema Metropolis, in Beirut, and Ishbilia Theatre and Art-Hub, in Saida.

The event opens 7:30 pm on September at Cinema Metropolis, followed by a showing of Loveling, by Gustavo Pizzi. The film portrays the problems faced by the mother in a Rio de Janeiro middle-class family whose son decides to move to Germany, leaving her to deal with the family routine. Made in 2018, Loveling won the Audience Award at the Gramado Film Festival do Festival de Cinema de Gramado.

Also featured in Beirut will be A Man Called Death, by Henrique Goldman, about a man who becomes a hitman; Before I Forget,  by Tiago Arakilian, about a retired judge who becomes a partner of a strip club; and Something Like That, by Esmir Filho & Mariana Bastos, which keeps track of a couple’s relationship over a ten-year period.

Cinema Metropolis will also host sessions of Women on the Edge, directed by Luis Pinheiro, which tells the story of several women, each wrapped up in their own relationships; and The Cambridge Squatter, by Eliane Caffé, on refugees from Palestine, Congo and Colombia who squat an abandoned building alongside local low-income workers in downtown São Paulo, Brazil.

Films on show at Ishbilia Theatre and Art-Hub, in Saida, from September 5 to 8, will be The Cambridge Squatter; Before I Forget; João, o Maestro, by Mauro Lima, a biopic on pianist João Carlos Martins; and Filhos de Bach, by Ansgar Ahlers, about a German man who teaches music to poor children in Brazil.

All movies are subtitled in English, the Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center said. Tickets cost LBP 8,000, or USD 5.3 at current exchange rates.

Find out more

Embassy of Brazil in Beirut
Phone: +961 1 982161


September 3-8, 2019 – Beirut
Cinema Metropolis Empire Sofil
Ashrafyeh Sofil – Centre Sofil – Ground floor – Lebanon
Cinema MetropolisEvent’s Facebook page

September 5-8, 2019 – Saida
Ishbilia Theatre and Art-Hub
Houssam Eddine Hariri Street, Mosbah building, facing NEUC (10,751.71 km)
Saida – Al Janub, Lebanon
Ishbilia Theatre and Art-HubEvent’s Facebook page

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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