Between September 26th and October 10th the eyes of the cinematic world will be focused on Rio as the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2013 rolls into town. Over three hundred films from more than sixty countries will be shown during the festival.
Some of Hollywoods biggest names will be represented at the festival including Woody Allen (“Blue Jasmine”), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (director and actor, “Don Jon”), John Turturro (“Fading Gigolo”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity”), Gus Van Sant (“Promised Land”), Richard Curtis (“About Time”), Mike Figgis (“Suspension of Disbelief”), Jim Jarmusch (“Only Lovers Left Alive”), Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”), Ken Loach (“The Spirit of ’45″) and Terry Gilliam (“The Zero Theorem”).
This year there will be a special section dedicated to Germany (as there was in the Rio Book Fair) with seventeen films shown in the Focus on Germany (Foco Alemão) category. Other categories include Panorama, Gay, Film documentaries, Midnight, Première Latina and Première Brasil.
Running along side will be RioMarket, the business side of the festival and the largest audiovisual market in Latin America. This is a chance for members of the film industry to meet and network with the aim of developing future film projects. Seminars and workshops will also be held to discuss relevant themes in the audiovisual industry.
When: September 26th – October 10th
Where: Armázem da Utópia, Rua Rodrigues Alves, s/n – Cais do Porto; films will be screened at participating cinemas to be confirmed
How much: Ticket prices have not been published but they should be the same as regular cinema tickets and there may be the option of a ‘passport’ for multiple screenings.