Titles include Alfonso Cuaron’s acclaimed Gravity and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
Thierry Ragobert’s Amazonia 3D and Heitor Dhalia’s Serra Pelada bookend the Rio Film Festival, set to run from Sept 26-Oct 10.
A rich line-up of films includes Alfonso Cuaron’s acclaimed Gravity, Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
Paul Schrader will receive a lifetime achievement award. Tribute screenings will include Schrader’s latest, The Canyons, as well as Cat People, American Gigolo and Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters.
French director Claire Simon, due to present her recent feature Gare Du Nord, will also be the subject of a festival retrospective.
Festival top brass said that apart from the dozen traditional Rio Festival sections there will be three new arrivals: Tec Section exploring the impact of technology and the internet on privacy; Vanguard Expectation Section challenging conventional narrative; and Big Documentarians Panorama Section spotlighting recent work from the likes of Errol Morris, Claude Lanzmann, Marcel Ophuls and Werner Herzog.
Rio will celebrate Germany through two strands: Focus Germany and the Berlin School Section.
Industry programming includes lectures and roundtables, technology seminars and script workshops in RioMarket.
For full details visit the official website at www.festivaldorio.com.br.