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Gullane Filmes Ups Brazil’s Ante (Exclusive)

11 August 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Locarno – Talk about raising the bar. At Locarno, Brazil’s Fabiano Gullane, co-founder with brother Caio of Sao Paulo-based Gullane Filmes, is unveiling to sales agents and potential co-producers the biggest, most ambitious and most sophisticated movie production slate in modern Brazilian times.

Novelties on Gullane’s 14-title slate include two new Hollywood studio link-ups: Tomas Portella’s “Love Stories,” co-produced by Disney’s Buena Vista Intl., and romcom “Incompatible,” with co-production from Fox, which has acquired worldwide distribution rights.

The portfolio – two movies in post-production, including the Anna Muylaert’s anticipated “Where Is She?” which plays Locarno’s pix-in-post Carte Blanche Monday, and 12 in development – rolls off the phenomenal success of Gullane’s to-date-two-pic comedy franchise, “Till Luck Do Us Part,” which gave Gullane the biggest local movie hit in Brazil in 2012 and 2014, grossing a combined $36.1 million at Brazilian wickets.

The announcement also comes just weeks after Brazilian president »

- John Hopewell

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Despite Epic Ambitions, Xingu is Flattened by 2D White Saviors

11 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

It's the Cinemanifest Destiny of courageous white people to save the natives of unexplored territories from the ravages of the other white people, who are historically greedy for land, gold, unobtainium, and slaves.

Xingu, directed by Cao Hamburger, is derived from the actual story of the Vilas-Bôas brothers who embarked on an exploration of unmapped central Brazil in 1943, making first contact with many previously unknown Indian civilizations.

They befriend the Xingu, becoming enraptured by the culture and generosity of the people. In voiceover, the most righteous of the three brothers, Claudio (João Miguel), says, "We knew we could only be free in the wild."

Unfortunately, it's the government in São Paulo that bankrolls the whole e »

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