Most of the time films we watch are set in our own cultural environment. That’s not because we don’t want to watch films from other cultures, but because most films are produced in the Western world and more easily accessible. But films have the great ability to take us to far away places and explore the variety of behavioural patterns or dreams and ideas in foreign cultures. Currently you can explore the filmic soul of Brazil at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Each year in late September the Festival do Rio shows some of the greatest new Brazilian productions in their programme. And each year in November a selection of these films are screened at the Moma in New York and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. The Prémiere Brazil programmes invite visitors to explore the world through a Brazilian camera lens and simply show great Brazilian cinema. Curated by a different person each year the selection also has different focal points each November. This year curator Ilda Santiago focused the program on literary film.
There is plenty to explore and as the entry fee is only EUR 5,- (concessions EUR 3,-), I hope to see you all there next weekend!
You can find he full programme and reserve tickets here.