"Rio 2096 - Story of Love and Fury"
This $3 million animation pic by Luiz Bolognesi spans four key moments in Brazil's history through the eyes of underdog survivors. Official selection at Annecy. From Gullane,
Moody debut by Francisco Garcia, this black comedy follows three friends riding Sao Paulo's economic boom. Screened in San Sebastian's New Directors sidebar in 2012. Sales: Alpha Violet. From Kinoosfera/Dezenove.
"Heads or Tails"
Period pic set in 1971 by veteran helmer Ugo Giorgetti turns on drama students preparing a Bertolt Brecht
play under the military dictatorship. From BossaNova, SP Filmes.
Querosene Filmes: Pics In Two Lingos
Querosene (the name means kerosene in Portuguese) produces Spanish-language pics with Argentina's Zarlek (Raphael Geyer Aguinaga's "Juan y la bailarina" and Fernando Fraiha's "The Revenge," in development) and Uruguay's Salado (Manuel Facal's "High Five," in production). Querosene also walks on the other side of the Latin linguistic divide and turns out Brazilian, Portuguese-language pics: Odilon Rocha's "Prime Time Soap" (2012) as well as Tomas Portella's Police Complaint and Pedro Amorim's "Deadbeat Dad," both in development. Shingle was opened in 2009 by former NBCUniversal exec Joao Queiroz and two partners. Queiroz is in Cannes with two new feature projects.
"Reaching for the Moon"By Oscar-nominated director Bruno Barreto, with Gloria Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf. Love story of U.S. Pulitzer-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian urbanist Lota de Macedo Soares. Set in Rio in the '50s and '60s. English-language pic is for the international market. Brazil opening is set for Aug. 16. From the Film Consultancy.
"Rio, I Love You"
Third Cities of Love film consists of 10 shorts by top Brazilian and international helmers, including Fernando Meirelles, Jose Padilha, Guillermo Arriaga and Andrucha Waddington. Begins lensing in July for a 2014 release. From Conspiracao, BossaNova and Empyrean.
"Amazonia - The Green Planet"
Le Pact is selling the live-action 3D pic about a monkey stranded in the forest after a plane crash, from documaker Thierry Ragobert.
This $6 million urban western, directed by Rene Sampaio and co-produced by Globo Filmes, is based on Renato Russo's 1987 ballad. It garnered major Internet buzz prior to May 30 release. From Gavea Filmes, Fogo Cerrado, Republica Pureza.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire attend the Opening Ceremony and premiere of 'The Great Gatsby' during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2013 in Cannes, France.
Jury president Steven Spielberg.
Actress Julianne Moore.
Cannes juror Nicole Kidman arrives at 'The Great Gatsby' premiere.
Amitabh Bachchan and Leonardo DiCaprio
Model Cara Delevingne
Spectators brave the rain for "The Great Gatsby" red carpet opening.
Joel Edgerton and Baz Luhrmann
Jury members Christoph Waltz, Vidya Balan, Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, Lynne Ramsay, Naomi Kawase, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Auteui and Cristian Mungiu