Thierry Ragobert’s Amazonia 3D and Heitor Dhalia’s Serra Pelada bookend the Rio Film Festival, set to run from Sept 26-Oct 10.
A rich line-up of films includes Alfonso Cuaron’s acclaimed Gravity, Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
Paul Schrader will receive a lifetime achievement award. Tribute screenings will include Schrader’s latest, The Canyons, as well as Cat People, American Gigolo and Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters.
French director Claire Simon, due to present her recent feature Gare Du Nord, will also be the subject of a festival retrospective.
Festival top brass said that apart from the dozen traditional Rio Festival sections there will be three new arrivals: Tec Section exploring the impact of technology and the internet on privacy; Vanguard Expectation Section challenging conventional narrative; and Big Documentarians Panorama Section spotlighting recent work from