This years’ programme highlights include retrospectives by filmmakers Elia Kazan, an exhibition of Sergei Paradjanov’s art works, as well as a great selection of foreign features, among them FAUST, by Aleksander Sokurov, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival 2011
The 35th São Paulo International Film Festival takes place from October 21st to November 3rd, allowing film lovers to choose from among a total of 297 movies from different countries, exhibited in 22 movie halls – cinemas, museums and culture venues spread through the city. The selection is a display of the contemporary world cinema, showing its new themes, narratives and aesthetics.
The 35th Mostra is honored to present a retrospective of ten films by filmmaker Elia Kazan, including A Street Car Named Desire(1951) and On The Waterfront (1954). Russian director Aleksei German will also have a retrospective in this year’s edition. All of his five features, often banned and censored by the Stalinist regime, will be presented during the festival. Amongst them, Being Proven on the Roads (1971) and My Friend Ivan Lashin (1986).
Beyond the films and workshops selection, the festival will open an exposition which reunites the works of another great Soviet master, Sergei Paradjanov (1924-1990). Paradjanov, The Magnificent will display around 60 artworks among paintings, collages and drawings, at the Museu da Imagem e do Som – MIS. Paradjanov’s films will also be exhibited, including his masterpiece The Color of the Pomegranates (1968).
This year, the main art was produced by Mauricio de Sousa, one of the greatest children’s cartoonists in Brazil. The poster brings his first character, Piteco, created in 1964.
Films in Exhibition
Some of the highlights are: Late Bloomers (Julie Gavras); Habemus Papam (Nanni Moretti); The Future (Miranda July);L’illusion Comique, (Mathieu Amalric); Low Life (Nicholas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval); How To Start Your Own Country (Jody Shapiro); The Snows Of Kilimanjaro (Robert Guédiguian); Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan); Les Contes De La Nuit (Michel Ocelot), Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog); Sleepless Night Stories (Jonas Mekas); PATER (Alain Cavalier); Cisne (Teresa Villaverde); Mysterious World (Rodrigo Moreno) and Sorelle Mai (Marco Bellocchio).