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Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival

Brazil, 01 - 11 November 2018

Brazilian cinema is rocketing! Couldn't make it to Rio? Check out these titles, including the ultimate festival favourite Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon's HARD PAINT (Best Fiction Feature, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor) or explore the Première Brasil programme and its competing Brazilian films (Features, Docs, New Trends). Join in here!

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Greece, 01 - 11 November 2018

Kalosórisma to Thessaloniki! We have a bold selection of Greek and International features for you to watch. Starting with our Greek Films section, enjoy the awarded REFUGEE II: THE ICE PATH and THE WAITER. Highlights of the International Competition include THE HARVESTERS and MEILI. Why not check out the two FIPRESCI Awarded features PAUSE and SOFIA? Watch these and more films here.

Rio de Janeiro IFF / Tokyo IFF

The Father's Shadow (A Sombra do Pai)

by Gabriela Amaral Almeida

"With its dark atmospherics and deft technique, the film should be able to stoke some more fear at genre showcases on the festival circuit." The Hollywood Reporter

After her mother’s death, the 9-year-old Dalva sees her father, the bricklayer Jorge, become consumed by sadness after losing his best friend. Dalva believes she has supernatural powers and can bring her mother back to life. As Jorge becomes more absent – and eventually dangerous – Dalva is left with nothing but the hope that, indeed, her mother will return.​

Contact: STRAY DOGS


Karlovy Vary / Thessaloniki IFF

Pause (Pafsi)

by Tonia Mishiali

FIPRESCI Award, ERT Award - Thessaloniki IFF

Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. Together with the physical changes she experiences, however, her mind and her perception of reality are also gradually affected…

Contact: FILM REPUBLIC


Rio de Janeiro IFF / Thessaloniki IFF

Socrates

by Alex Moratto

Felix Award - Rio de Janeiro IFF

After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.

Contact: QUERÔ FILMES


Rio de Janeiro IFF

My Name Is Daniel (Meu Nome é Daniel)

by Daniel Gonçalves

Best Cinematography, Special Mention: Documentary Direction - Rio de Janeiro IFF

Daniel Gonçalves was born with a disability that no doctor has been able to diagnose. The young Rio-based filmmaker traces his life’s path to try to understand his condition. Through family archive footage and footage recorded nowadays, you'll take a walk-through Daniel's moments, stories, and reflections.

Contact: SEUFILME PRODUCOES AUDIOVISUAIS


Thessaloniki IFF

Refuge II: The Ice Path

by Christos Nikoleris

ERT Award - Thessaloniki IFF

The Refuge... It stands in the heart of the forest for years now. Local people say that there is something dark hidden there. They tell stories. About a strange presence. About strange deaths. They also talk about a movie that was being filmed there, but was never completed because of an accident. Nobody goes near it.

Contact: PNEVMA PRODUCTIONS


Tonia Mishiali


"For me, cinema is a kind of self-therapy. You address personal issues and express with images what you cannot really say with words. When you finish the film you hopefully have resolved these issues so you can go on and make the next film..."

Tonia is a Cypriot filmmaker and producer whose work confronts women's place in society. Her short film LULLABY OF THE BUTTERFLY (2014) won Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Cyprus ISFF. Her debut feature PAUSE (2018) premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF and won the FIPRESCI Prize at Thessaloniki. She is now developing her second and third feature films NALA and MOONSTRUCK.