In the pipeline: Brazil


(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


(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.


Director: 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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