The 2016 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Oct 6-16) will open with the South American premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, which premiered at Venice Film Festival.
The festival’s full line-up, which was revealed earlier this week, will include 20 world premieres. The majority of those are local productions selected to compete for the Redentor award (a trophy that resembles the Christ Redeemer statue, made of 35mm film pieces).
The event’s competitive strand, Premiere Brasil, will feature eight titles this year, all of which have been selected to showcase new productions in the country’s film industry.
Seven of those films are world premieres, including the most recent titles of established directors, such as Andrucha Waddington (Me, You, Them and The House of Sand), and debuts from emerging film-makers