Directed by Roberto Berliner, Lula Queiroga and Leo Crivellare, the film will be released in Brazil on November 21st. It has also been screened at SilverDocs, AFI Fest and MoMA Exhibition of Contemporary Brazilian Cinema in New York.
It takes a close look at the lives of seven brothers and sisters who travel with their circus around the poor and arid regions of Northeast of Brazil.
The BRAFFT audience award for best film was given to Mauro Lima's My Name Ain't Johnny, a drama based on a true story of a 'bon vivant' (Selton Mello) who became the most unfamous drug dealer in the 80's and 90's in Rio de Janeiro. So far the title is the local highest-grossing film of the year at the Brazilian box office, with 2m tickets sold.
2nd BRAFFT winners:
Best film: Pindorama - The True Story of the Seven Dwarves
Best director: Lina Chamie The Milky Way
Best actor: Selton Mello My Name Ain't Johnny
Best Actress: Alice Braga The Milky Way
Best short: Down
Best director (short): Jaime Lerner Down
Best actor (short): Felipe Monaco Mistake
Best actress (short): Carla Marins Down
Best Film: My Name Ain't Johnny
Best Short: The Movies I Didn't Make
Best animation: Relationships