Festival do Rio 2012

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1.
Holy Motors (2012)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
2.
In the House (2012)
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A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. (105 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
3.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
 
4.
Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
5.
Tabu (2012)
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A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa. (118 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
6.
Neighboring Sounds (2012)
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The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets. (131 mins.)
 
7.
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (106 mins.)
 
8.
Rebellion (2011)
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Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages. (136 mins.)
 
9.
They Live (1988)
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A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (94 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
10.
Stones in the Sun (2012)
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In the midst of increasing political violence, a young couple, two sisters, and a father and son are driven from Haiti to New York, where they must confront the truths of their interlocked pasts. (95 mins.)
Director: Patricia Benoit
 
11.
West of Memphis (2012 Documentary)
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An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three. (147 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
12.
God's Neighbors (2012)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Meny Yaesh
 
13.
Aniki Bóbó (1942)
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The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member... (71 mins.)
 
14.
Stories We Tell (2012 Documentary)
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A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. (108 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
15.
Approved for Adoption (2012)
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Comic-book artist Jung returns to Seoul for the first time since he was abandoned at the age of 5. (70 mins.)
 
16.
Chroniques d'un Iran interdit (2011 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Manon Loizeau
 
17.
First Position (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Bess Kargman
 
18.
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012 Documentary)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. (108 mins.)
 
19.
Land of My Dreams (2012 Short Film)
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After many years of separation, Bianca and her mother meet again in Porto. Together, they will hit the road with their strip show. (21 mins.)
Director: Yann Gonzalez
 
20.
The Pleasure Garden (1925)
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Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer... (75 mins.)
 
21.
Killer Joe (2011)
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When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. (102 mins.)
 
22.
Call Me Kuchu (2012 Documentary)
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In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man... (87 mins.)
 
23.
The Painting (2011)
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Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it. (76 mins.)
 
24.
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
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A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit. (127 mins.)
Director: Daniele Vicari
 
25.
Another Year (2010)
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A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends. (129 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
26.
The Sessions (2012)
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A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewin
 
27.
The Last Elvis (2012)
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A tragic accident causes an Elvis impersonator to reassess his priorities. (91 mins.)
Director: Armando Bo
 
28.
Bill Cunningham New York (2010 Documentary)
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A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer. (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Press
 
29.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
30.
Out in the Dark (2012)
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A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Mayer
 
31.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts. (90 mins.)
 
32.
The King of Pigs (2011)
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Jong-suk and Kyung-min meet up to talk about their high school past, it's been 15 years since they last talked. It brings up all kinds of memories. (97 mins.)
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
 
33.
Marie Krøyer (2012)
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The story of the marriage between the painters Marie and P.S. Krøyer. (102 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
34.
Kuma (2012)
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Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan... (93 mins.)
Director: Umut Dag
 
35.
Bad 25 (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad. (131 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
36.
Here Without Me (2011)
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The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans. (100 mins.)
Director: Bahram Tavakoli
 
37.
Land of Oblivion (2011)
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Chernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station. (108 mins.)
Director: Michale Boganim
 
38.
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
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A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. (92 mins.)
 
39.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention. (88 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
40.
Elena (2011)
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When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ... (109 mins.)
 
41.
What's in a Name? (2012)
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Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group. (109 mins.)
 
42.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
43.
After Lucia (2012)
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Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
 
44.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
 
45.
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012 Documentary)
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When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field. (90 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
46.
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
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In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house. (98 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
47.
Dead of Night (1945)
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales. (103 mins.)
 
48.
Moon Man (2012)
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A bored Man in the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore... (95 mins.)
 
49.
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
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A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts... (84 mins.)
Director: Terence Nance
 
50.
Cloudburst (2011)
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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker. (93 mins.)
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
 
51.
Tout ce que tu possèdes (2012)
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A Quebec City university lecturer abandons his academic career to translate the poetry of Edward Edward Stachura. (91 mins.)
Director: Bernard Émond
 
52.
The Artist and the Model (2012)
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Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance... (105 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
 
53.
Gone Fishing (2012)
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Marco Tucci is the standard tourist type, on his way to Puerto Deseado where he intends to fish for sharks... (77 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
54.
My Brother the Devil (2012)
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Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London. (111 mins.)
 
55.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
 
56.
Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic (2012 Documentary)
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"Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic" follows the coming together of director Robert Wilson... (57 mins.)
 
57.
18 Meals (2010)
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In the city of Santiago de Compostela, the meals are more important than just eating. The important conversations, socially and for all other reasons, are done around food. This happens one day with intertwined lives in the historic city. (101 mins.)
Director: Jorge Coira
 
58.
The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
59.
A Few Hours of Spring (2012)
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Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house... (108 mins.)
 
60.
Escape from New York (1981)
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In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
61.
Marley (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. (144 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
62.
Os Irmãos Roberto (2012 Documentary)
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Members from the same generation of innovative Brazilian architects Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Afonso Eduardo Reidy... (72 mins.)
Director: Tiago Arakilian
 
63.
Haute Cuisine (2012)
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The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand. (95 mins.)
 
64.
The Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, It Is the Grass That Suffers (2012 Documentary)
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With thousands dead and counting, the ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region... (52 mins.)
Director: Iara Lee
 
65.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
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Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
 
66.
Chiri (2012 Documentary)
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Naomi Kawase was born into a world where her parents, and most family, were absent. Chiri is the close... (45 mins.)
Director: Naomi Kawase
 
67.
Sons of the Clouds (2012 Documentary)
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A look at how colonization of the Western Sahara has left nearly 200,000 people living in refugee camps. (81 mins.)
Director: Alvaro Longoria
 
68.
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012 Documentary)
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'About Face' explores beauty and aging through the stories of the original supermodels: women, now between fifty and eighty years old... (75 mins.)
 
69.
Sightseers (2012)
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
70.
The Invisible War (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. (93 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
71.
La Vierge, les Coptes et moi... (2011 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
72.
Egg and Stone (2012)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Ji Huang
 
74.
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of many years. (90 mins.)
 
75.
Maniac (2012)
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As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface. (89 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
 
76.
Between Valleys (2012)
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Vicente is an economist, Caio's father, married to Marina, a dedicated dentist. He leads a normal life... (80 mins.)
 
77.
Savages (2012)
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Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. (131 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
78.
Ernest & Celestine (2012)
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The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. (80 mins.)
 
79.
7 Days in Havana (2012)
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A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. (129 mins.)
 
80.
The Girl from the South (2012 Documentary)
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Lim Su-kyung (also spelled as Lim Soo-kyung) attended the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students... (94 mins.)
 
81.
Kid-Thing (2012)
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Annie is girl with no moral compass, thanks to a complete lack of parental supervision. One day, while playing in the woods, a voice calls out to her from deep within an abandoned well, causing her to consider the right course of action. (83 mins.)
Director: David Zellner
 
82.
Facing Mirrors (2011)
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Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh (Eddie) has fled his home and city... (98 mins.)
 
83.
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011 Documentary)
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With Jerry Lewis (1926-2017) as executive producer, this is in essence an autobiography. It follows... (115 mins.)
Director: Gregg Barson
 
84.
Lay the Favorite (2012)
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Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy--much to the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip. (94 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
85.
Garbage in the Garden of Eden (2012 Documentary)
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Villagers in Turkey's Black Sea village of Camburnu struggle with the government's decision to turn their community into a garbage dump. (85 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
86.
Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher