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3 items from 2012

Brazil Selects Entry for Foreign Language Film Academy Award

20 September 2012 2:48 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2013: The Clown is Brazil’s submission Selton Mello’s The Clown / O Palhaço is Brazil’s entry for the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Actor Mello’s second feature film as a director, following Merry Christmas / Feliz Natal (2008), The Clown apparently follows a similar path to that of Carlos Diegues’ road movie Bye Bye Brasil. (Photo: Teuda Bara [I'm assuming that's an homage to Theda Bara] and Selton Mello The Clown.) [See Portuguese-language trailer below.] In Mello’s comedy-drama released in Brazil in November 2011 (local gross $6.72m), father and son Valdemar (veteran Paulo José) and Benjamin (Mello), better known as the [...] »

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Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Diegues to chair Caméra d’or Jury at Cannes

27 April 2012 11:12 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Carlos Diegues

The Caméra d’or Jury at Cannes Film Festival 2012 will be chaired by Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Diegues.

Launched in 1978, Caméra d’or is awarded to the best first film presented in the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard), Cannes Critics Week or Directors’ Fortnight – a total of 22 films in 2012.

Indian filmmaker Vasan Bala’s debut feature Peddlers will be competing for the Caméra d’or at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

The Prize will be awarded by the President of the Jury, Carlos Diegues, at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 27th May.

Carlos Diegues became a film critic and directed short films imbued with social realism. A pioneer of Cinéma Novo, he sought to imprint Brazilian filmmaking on the national consciousness. His first feature films Ganga Zumba (1964) and The Big City (1966), spoke of his dream of a fairer world. He then went on to »

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Carlos Diegues Caméra dOr Jury President: Cannes 2012

27 April 2012 1:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Carlos Diegues, best known internationally for his 1980 hit Bye Bye Brasil, will head the Caméra d’Or jury at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Previous jury presidents include Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Roschdy Zem, and Abbas Kiarostami. Diegues’ fellow jury members are Gloria Satta, journalist with Italy’s Il Messaggero; Rémy Chevrin, representing the French Association of Film Cinematographers; Hervé Icovic, on behalf of the Federation of of Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries; Michel Andrieu, representing the Society of Film Directors; and Francis Gavelle, for the French Union of Film Critics. Launched in 1978, the Caméra d’Or is given to the best first film presented in the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard), La Semaine de la Critique or Directors’ Fortnight. This year, 22 are eligible. The information below is from the Cannes Film Festival website. The "Northeast" referred to in the text is the Brazilian Northeast (more specifically, »

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