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Madame Sata wins Gold Hugo at Chicago

Karim Ainouzi's Madame Sata, a Brazilian/French co-production about real-life street fighter and transvestite Joao Francisco dos Santos in 1930s Rio, won the Gold Hugo at the 38th Chicago International Film Festival on Saturday night. Cited for its "multi-faceted image of an extraordinary era, an extraordinary milieu and an extraordinary character, dazzlingly embodied by actor Lazaro Ramos," the film continues a victory march for Brazilian films around the world this year.

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