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IX Semana Venezia Cinema no Brasil
11 | 07 | 2013

until 8th December 2013

The cultural project of promotion and diffusion of Italian cinema in the world continues this year. The project was launched by the Venice Biennale in China, Russia, South Korea, and for many years now, in Brazil. The IX Semana Venezia Cinema no Brasil will take place there until 8th December 2013, organized by the Venice Biennale with the collaboration of the Italian Embassy in Brazil, Tim, the Italian Culture Institutes of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and the Italian Consulates of Belo Horizonte and Curitiba.

In the main cities of Brazil - Rio de Janeiro (5-11 November), São Paulo (7-14 November), Belo Horizonte (15-20 November), Curitiba (18-23 November), and Brasília (2-8 December) - six Italian films will screen after their successful premiere at the 70th Venice International Film Festival; some of them were the prize winners awarded by the Venezia 70 International Jury, chaired by Bernardo Bertolucci.

The 70th Venice Film Festival took place at Venice Lido from 28th August to 7th September 2013, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.

The series IX Semana Venezia Cinema no Brasil will present the following films:

Venezia 70 (in Competition)
L’intrepido  by Gianni Amelio
Via Castellana Bandiera  by Emma Dante; the protagonist, Elena Cotta, won the Coppa Volpi for best actress
Sacro GRA  by Gianfranco Rosi, the Golden Lion winner

Orizzonti
Piccola Patria  by Alessandro Rossetto

Venice Classics
Bertolucci on Bertolucci  by Luca Guadagnino and Walter Fasano
Le mani sulla città  (1963) by Francesco Rosi – the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2012 - and the Golden Lion for best film winner 50 years ago; the film will screen in a digital restoration curated by the Cineteca Nazionale di Roma. This was also the film that screened as the pre-opening of the 70th Venice Film Festival this year.