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ALMOST BROTHERS (Quase Dois Irmãos)

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ALMOST BROTHERS (Quase Dois Irmãos)

Director: Lúcia Murat
Brazil   |   2004   |   102 minutes
Portuguese, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Synopsis This poignant film is the story of two men: white, middleclass Miguel, and black favela-dweller Jorge who meet as boys through their fathers' passion for music. Their friendship is renewed during a lengthy incarceration in the mid 1970's. Director Lúcia Murat offers a commentary on the lowest rung of society in contemporary Rio de Janeiro when, as adults, Miguel and Jorge, one a government official and the other a drug lord, respectively, discover that their lives have more in common than they ever realized.

About the Director Lúcia Murat was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1948. Her earliest was in educational television. Her first feature film was How Nice to See You Alive (1989), which won the Best Film award at the Brasilia Film Festival. Among her feature films are Sweet Power (1996) and Brave New Land (2000). Almost Brothers (2004) won the FIPRESCI Prize and Best Director Award at the 2004 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

Available Screening Formats35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2006 film series.



Global Lens 2006 trailer
CAST

Miguel (Today)- Werner Schüneman
Jorge (Today)- Antônio Pompêo
Miguel (1970)- Caco Ciocler
Jorge (1970) - Flávio Bauráqui
Juliana - María Flor
Deley - Renato de Souza
Peninha - Fernando Alves Pino
Seu Jorge - Luis Melodia
Pingão - Babu Santana
Helena - Marieta Severo

CREW

Director - Lúcia Murat
Screenwriter - Paulo Lins, Lucía Murat
Producer - Ailton Franco Jr., Branca Murat
Cinematographer - Jacob Solitrenick
Editor - Mair Tavares
Music - Naná Vasconcelos
Production Designer - Luis Henrique Pinto
REVIEWS

"Brilliant! This outstanding film serves as further proof of the emerging strength of Brazilian cinema." -London Daily Telegraph

"Think City of God, with its Hollywood shenanigans deleted and three decades of politics inserted. Emotional, raw, satisfying!" -SF Bay Guardian

"The best brazilian film of 2004!" -O Estado De SP

"Strong, savage, wonderful!" - New York Times

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2004
FIPRESCI Prize; Best Latin-American Film; Best Director; Best Actor, RIO FILM FESTIVAL
Best Movie, AMAZONAS FILM FESTIVAL
Best Edition, Best Music, HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL
Offical Selection, TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
Offical Selection, MONTREAL FESTIVAL
Offical Selection, FESTIVAL DO RIO
Offical Selection, MOSTRA DE SÃO PAULO
Offical Selection, FESTIVAL DE BIARRITZ
Offical Selection, FESTIVAL DE HAVANA

2005
Best movie; Special Jury Award, MARSEILLE FESTIVAL
Best Movie (public’s choice); Best Iberian-American movie (judge’s award), MAR DEL PLATA FESTIVAL
Best Movie, PARIS BRASILIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Best Script; Best Actor; Best Actress, BOLÉM FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, PALM SPRINGS FESTIVAL
Official Selection, FESTIVAL DE CRÉTEIL
Official Selection, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, VALDIVIA FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, QUITO FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, TIMES BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, MEINHEIM FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, HAIFA FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection, GUADALAJARA FILM FESTIVAL

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