(Possible Loves)Director: Sandra Werneck (“Little Book of Love”) Producer: Cineluz Stars: Murilo Benicio (“Woman on Top”) and Carolina Ferraz Release: Opens on March 30 Distrib: Fox has rights for Brazil and Latin America Plot: Set in Rio, “Loves” is a look at relationships through three different versions of one man’s life Additional info: Pic got the Latin America Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival
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(Behind the Sun)Director: Walter Salles (“Central Station”) Producer: Arthur Cohn Producers: VideoFilmes and Bac Films Stars: Rodrigo Santoro and Jose Dumont Release: Opens in winter 2001 Plot: Based on writer Ismail Kadare’s novel, the pic, set in Brazil’s impoverished northeastern region in the early 20th century, is centered on the issues of honor and ethics. Additional info: Salles’ first film since “Central Station.”
(The Partition)Director: Daniel Filho Producers: Globo Filmes, Columbia TriStar and Lereby Producoes Stars: Gloria Pires, Andrea Beltrao, Lilia Cabral and Paloma Duarte Distrib: Columbia TriStar Status: Opens at end of May Plot: Based on the popular play of Miguel Falabella, pic centers on four sisters who meet for their mother’s funeral.
COPACABANADirector: Carla Camurati Producer and distrib: Camurati’s Elimar Producoes Star: Marcus Nanini Status: Slated for June or July Plot: The history of Rio’s famed Copacabana neighborhood is told through the eyes of a 90-year-old man.
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