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Artwork by Tomie Ohtake

In its 32nd edition, São Paulo International Film Festival showcased extensive retrospectives of the early films of Swedish master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and Japanese director Kihachi Okamoto. The German director Wim Wenders, whose classics include Wings of Desire and Paris, Texas, was in São Paulo and chose some of his favorite films for the program "Wim Wenders` Carte Blanche". The director also received the Humanitarian Award at the 32nd edition of the festival. Another special guest was British director Hugh Hudson, with a selection of his films being screened - Chariots of Fire and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. He also took part in a public debate on Revolution: Revisited, which was shown in a restored version. The young Argentinean filmmaker Pablo Trapero, one of Latin American Cinema`s new exponents, came to São Paulo along with five of his feature-length films, including Crane World and his more recent film Lion`s Den. Actors Benicio del Toro and Rodrigo Santoro also came to São Paulo in honor of the first screening in Brazil of the two-part epic Che, directed by Steven Soderbergh, which won Del Toro the award for Best Actor at Cannes Festival. Among the special presentations were Berlin Alexanderplatz, the 14-episode series directed by German filmmaker R.W. Fassbinder; a restored copy of Francis Ford Coppola`s The Godfather; two Silent Cinema classics, Poil de Carotte and The Man Who Laughs, both of which were accompanied by live scores from the band Octuor de France. Among the major winners from the 32nd Mostra was the German drama The Stranger in Me, by Emily Atef, taking home the Bandeira Paulista Award (the Jury Prize) and the award for Best Actress (Susanne Wolff). The public chose the Indian film Jodhaa Ajbar, by Ashutosh Gowariker, whilst the critics picked the Portuguese film Our Beloved Month of August. Marco Bechis` Birdwatchers was screened at the opening ceremony, attended by the members of the Guarani-Kaiowá tribe who took part in the film. The closing ceremony included a concert from Portuguese actress and singer Maria de Medeiros.

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