The Time and the Wind
Distribution: Downtown/Paris/Globo/RioFilme (co-producer)
Production: Rita Buzzar
Logline: Adapts Erico Verissimo’s family-saga novels set in Brazil’s south. Oscar-nommed Fernanda Montenegro leads ensemble cast. Big Brazil B.O. bet.
Distribution: Imagem/Globo/RioFilme (co-producer)
Production: Lupa Filmes, Mixer
Logline: Romantic comedy billed as Brazilian “Marley & Me,” about Deco, Zoe and their pooch — a dream trio until Zoe leaves. Big domestic B.O. expected.
Distribution: Imovision/RioFilme (co-producer)
Logline: 3D Amazon jungle adventure follows tame Capuchin monkey left to fend for itself; $20 million pic has posted boffo major-territory sales — Germany, Russia, China — via Le Pacte.
Wolf At the Door
Production: Cineclube Pela Madrugada/RioFilme/Gullane/TC Filmes
Logline: Feature debut of multi-prized shorts helmer Fernando Coimbra, known for 2007 road movie “Tropic of Goats.” Suspense drama about three suspects in a kidnap case. Potential fest fave.
Distribution: Europa Filmes/RioFilme (co-producer)
Production: Gavea Filmes
Logline: Expands on celebrated song by folk singer Renato Russo; depicts life, love and death of drug pusher Joao de Santo Cristo. Big domestic coin expected.
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