You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Brazil buys up classic film library

Ministry of Culture to restore 67 features

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has bought production company Companhia Atlantida Cinematografica’s catalogue and will restore and digitize 67 features plus 1,100 hours of theatrical news and documentaries made between 1942 and 1974.

The country’s largest privately owned film library belonged to the Severiano Ribeiro family, who control No. 2 exhibitor, the Ribeiro Group.

Compared to today’s subsidized pic industry, Atlantida’s comedies and musicals were profitable, drawing hordes of moviegoers eager to see radio-era stars on the bigscreen. With the spread of of free-to-air TV in Brazil in the 1960s, Atlantida’s pics gradually lost their appeal.

The Ministry plans the first phase of restoration and digitization by the end of the year.

More Film

  • Ashley Judd Berlin Station

    Ashley Judd to Give First TV Interview After Weinstein Allegation to ABC News' Diane Sawyer

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has bought production company Companhia Atlantida Cinematografica’s catalogue and will restore and digitize 67 features plus 1,100 hours of theatrical news and documentaries made between 1942 and 1974. The country’s largest privately owned film library belonged to the Severiano Ribeiro family, who control No. 2 exhibitor, the […]

  • 'Suburbicon' film premiere

    George Clooney 'Glad' Academy Took Action Against Weinstein: 'It's Long Overdue'

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has bought production company Companhia Atlantida Cinematografica’s catalogue and will restore and digitize 67 features plus 1,100 hours of theatrical news and documentaries made between 1942 and 1974. The country’s largest privately owned film library belonged to the Severiano Ribeiro family, who control No. 2 exhibitor, the […]

  • 4106_D025_00081_R2_CROPKristin Scott Thomas and Gary Oldman

    'Darkest Hour' Gets Endorsed by Churchill Family, Experts

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has bought production company Companhia Atlantida Cinematografica’s catalogue and will restore and digitize 67 features plus 1,100 hours of theatrical news and documentaries made between 1942 and 1974. The country’s largest privately owned film library belonged to the Severiano Ribeiro family, who control No. 2 exhibitor, the […]

  • African Virtual Reality Market

    Virtual Reality Makes Real Gains Across Africa

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has bought production company Companhia Atlantida Cinematografica’s catalogue and will restore and digitize 67 features plus 1,100 hours of theatrical news and documentaries made between 1942 and 1974. The country’s largest privately owned film library belonged to the Severiano Ribeiro family, who control No. 2 exhibitor, the […]

  • Discop Africa: Guest Country Germany Talks

    Discop Africa: Guest Country Germany Talks African Ties

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has bought production company Companhia Atlantida Cinematografica’s catalogue and will restore and digitize 67 features plus 1,100 hours of theatrical news and documentaries made between 1942 and 1974. The country’s largest privately owned film library belonged to the Severiano Ribeiro family, who control No. 2 exhibitor, the […]

  • African Toons Take Off as Regional,

    African Toons Take Off as Regional, Global Partnerships Blossom

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has bought production company Companhia Atlantida Cinematografica’s catalogue and will restore and digitize 67 features plus 1,100 hours of theatrical news and documentaries made between 1942 and 1974. The country’s largest privately owned film library belonged to the Severiano Ribeiro family, who control No. 2 exhibitor, the […]

  • Renee Zellweger

    Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in London-set ‘Judy’

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Ministry of Culture has bought production company Companhia Atlantida Cinematografica’s catalogue and will restore and digitize 67 features plus 1,100 hours of theatrical news and documentaries made between 1942 and 1974. The country’s largest privately owned film library belonged to the Severiano Ribeiro family, who control No. 2 exhibitor, the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content