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Alex Bellos

  • God's shadow hangs over Rio festival prizes


    The shadow of Brazil's Oscar-nominated City of God was strongly felt at the closing ceremony of the RioInternational Film Festival last night (Oct 7) - with two films abouturban violence picking up the lion's share of the Jury prizes.
  • EuropaCorp bankrolls Brazilian drugs thriller


    Two Brazilian brothers have secured $1m investment from LucBesson's studio EuropaCorp for the European company's firstco-production in Latin America. The deal was announced at the Rio InternationalFilm Festival.
  • Carandiru


    Dir: Hector Babenco. Brazil. 2003. 146mins.
  • Bus 174 (Onibus 174)


    Dir: Jose Padilha. Brazil. 2002. 150mins.