New Brazilian cinema label kicks off with Locarno competition title.

Sandro Fiorin and Alex Garcia’s Latin American specialist sales company FiGa Films is launching its new label devoted to Brazilian cinema, FiGa/Br, by boarding sales for Locarno competition title August Winds (Ventos De Agosto).

Gabriel Mascaro’s film will have its world premiere in Locarno on Friday. Set in a small coastal village in Brazil, the story is set during the tumultuous weather of late summer, when a researcher arrives to study trade winds. There is a surprise discovery that take two young lovers on a journey exploring life and death.

Mascaro previously directed the documentary Housemaids.