Brazilian film fest in city from Oct 13 in Mumbai

by Dave

Nice to know that City of God and Central Station are being screened – 2 outstanding films.
Cities-The Times of India

Film lovers can see the best of Brazilian films in the city from October 13 to October 17.
The film festival, to be held at the
Godrej Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts, is being held to mark the visit of the President of Brazil, H E Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who will be in New Delhi for the India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum.

“Through the films that will be exhibited, we are keen to depict the similarities between India and Brazil,” says Jandira Pacheco, Deputy Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai. “Both our countries have similar social issues and countless other similarities. For e.g. in India and Brazil, we take to the streets when our home team wins in cricket or football (as the case may be). Both countries have strong religious beliefs and we have a strong film interest as well.

Pacheco feels the two countries may be very far from each other on the map, “but the similarities in our culture are amazing”.

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