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Film Festival ‘Novocine’ Organised by Brazilian Embassy in Madrid

Seven unreleased movies from Brazil are premiered alongside a concert and open lecture for the seventh edition of the festival

November 25th, 2016
Ruben Santiago, CD News
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The Novocine film festival arrived in Madrid once again from November 17th - 24th. This marks seven years of success where new movies from Brazil are taking over the Madrilian theaters. In this edition, a lecture given by Brazilian filmmakers Adriana Cursino and Lô Politi and a concert by Uirapuru Urbano complemented the cultural offering.

Novocine, the film Brazilian festival organized by the Embassy of Brazil in Spain, is premiering movies such as: Jonás, a love story that ends in a kidnapping; Cható, O Rei do Brasil, the hilarious story of Assis ‘Cható' Chateaubriand, the man that brought TV to Brazil during the 50s; Para a minha amada morta, about a man whose wife passes away and leaves him with their small child.

Further films include Un home só, a movie about a man who is living in an unhappy marriage and discovers a cloning clinic, and Vendedor de Passados which tells the story of a man who works creating pasts when a mysterious woman suddenly comes into his life.

The event was not purely about film, but also showed other pieces of culture such as music and art. The band Uirapuru Urbano interpreted soundtracks from popular Brazilian movies which delighted the audience of the Galileo Cultural Center in Madrid.

In addition, the creation by Roberto Berliner Nise, o coraçao da loucura was exhibited at the famous Palacio de la Prensa, in the city center of the Spanish capital, where the audience participated in a photo contest with the prize of a dinner in a Brazilian restaurant in Madrid.

Novocine took place from November 18th to November 24th in Madrid. It showcased movies, music, art and many more things and is organized by the Embassy of Brazil in Spain, Fundación Hispano-Brasileña and Universidad de Salamanca.

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