World Report: Brazil

A select list of Brazilian productions aimed at international audiences.

“CORDA BRASIL”
(Gullane/Fox Latin America)
Drama from helmer Sergio Machado is in pre-production. Fox to release in Brazil.

“AMAZON — THE GREEN PLANET”
(Biloba/Gullane)
A 3D docudrama for the world market from France and Brazil. Thierry Ragobert helms tale of capuchin monkey alone in Amazon rainforest. Twelve-month shoot starts in the jungle this year.
Sales: Le Pacte

“ARTIFIAL PARADIZES”
(Zazen/RioFilme)
Directorial debut of Marcos Prado, producer of “Elite Squad” and “Elite Squad 2,” deals with international synthetic drugs trafficing. Paramount releases in 2012.
Sales: Zazen

“THE ART OF LOSING”
(LC Barreto/Goldcrest/Globo Filmes)
U.S.-Brazil co-production from Bruno Barreto of a true-life 1950s love story of between poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota Macedo de Soares.
Sales: Goldcrest

“A CADEIRA DO PAI”
(O2)
Helmer Luciano Moura, who has won awards for commercials work, makes feature debut with father-son road movie. In post-production.

“BALD MOUNTAIN”
(Paranoid/LynxFilm)
Heitor Dhalia, now in post with “Gone,” next helms saga of two Rio friends finding riches in the a rain-forest gold mine. Lensing in 2012.

“CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION”
(TV Zero/Fame)
Taking advantage of the October edition of megapop concert Rock in Rio 4, doc looks local society’s changes since Rock in Rio 1, in 1985. U.K.-Brazil co-prodution helmed by Julien Temple. Lensing wraps in March.
Sales: Ealing Metro

“A COMPLETA VERDADE”
(Total/Warner)
Based on Jorge Amado’s novel “Os Velhos Marinheiros,” new pic from Marcos Jorge follows award-winning “Estomago: A Gastronomic Story.” International fest potential. Lensing in November.

“DIRTY HEARTS
(Mixer/Downtown/Globo Filmes/RioFilme)
When Japan lost WWII, a new one started in Brazil’s Japanese community between immigrants who accepted the defeat and those who didn’t. Helmer Vicente Amorim’s Portuguese-Japanese language pic preemed at Montreal. Downtown releases pic in Brazil this month.

“FISHTRONAUT”
(TV Pinguim/Gullane/RioFilme)
Family animated films based on Brazilian series that bowed on Discovery Kids in 2009 and aired in 62 countries. Kiko Mistrorigo helms. RioFilme to release in Brazil in 2013.

“I’D RECEIVE THE WORST NEWS FROM YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIPS”
(Drama/RioFilme)
Love triangle set in the Amazon rain forest, helmed by Beto Brant and Renato Ciasca. Sony/RioFilme releases in Brazil this year.

“THE MAN FROM THE FUTURE”
(Conspiracao/Paramount/Teleimage/Globo Filmes/Lereby)
Back-to-the-future romantic comedy from helmer Claudio Torres. Paramount released pic in Brazil in September.

“RISCADO”
(Cavideo)
Helmer Gustavo Pizzini’s debut fiction pic. Filmes do Estacao released the pic in Brazil in September.

“ROADSIDES”
(Conspiracao/Fox)Sales: Fox Intl. Prods.

“ROUGE BRESIL”
(Conspiracao/Pampa/Globo Filmes/RioFilme)
Ambitious pic and TV series, this Brazil-France co-production of Jean-Christophe Rufin’s novel of a love story set during the French invasion of Rio in the 16th century. Canadian helmer Sylvain Archambault is directing the TV series and pic, which begins production in 2013.
Sales: France Televisions Distribution.

“TROPICALIA”
(Bossa Nova/Mojo/VH1/Record)
Marcelo Machado’s doc about the late-1960s Brazilian music and art movement, including rare remastered TV Record footage. Bowed at Telluride. Image to release in Brazil.

“XINGU”
(O2/Globo Filmes)
Emmy-nominee Cao Hamburger’s adventure biopic of Villas Boas brothers, Brazilian frontier explorers. Lensed in Xingu reserve with 250 native extras.

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