Arte por Christiane Kubrick
De 18 a 31 de outubro, aconteceu em São Paulo a tradicional Mostra Internacional de Cinema. Durante duas semanas, foram exibidos cerca de 350 títulos de variados países e diversas cinematografias em mais de 20 espaços, entre cinemas, centros culturais e museus espalhados pela capital paulista.
A seleção de 2013 fez um apanhado do que o cinema contemporâneo mundial produziu no ano, além de ter apresentado as principais tendências, temáticas, narrativas e estéticas realizadas em todo o mundo.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1950, Charlone came to São Paulo in the 70s and graduated from the São Luiz Upper Film School. In 1975, he travelled to Europe, where he lived for three years and worked as a cinematographer in Sweden. Back in Brazil, he was responsible for the cinematography in films such as The Man in the Black Cape (1986), Feliz Ano Velho (1988), Doida Demais (1989) and How Angels Are Born (1996). He lived in Cuba for three years, where he taught cinematography and helped create the renowned Escuela de Cine de Los Baños. Back in Brazil, he worked as a director of photography in Fernando Meirelles’ City of God (2002), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He later worked with Spike Lee in the made-for-TV movie Sucker Free City (2004), again with Meirelles in The Constant Gardener (2005) and Blindness (2007), and with Gonzalo Arijon in Stranded: I`ve Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2007, 32nd Mostra). With Enrique Fernández, he directed The Pope`s Toilet (2006), winner of the 31st Mostra Jury Prize and Uruguay’s candidate for the best foreign film Oscar. He has also directed the feature film Artigas (2011), screened during the 35th Mostra.
Born in Feldkirch, Austria, in 1970, Weingartner studied cognitive science in Vienna and in Berlin. Additionally, he later started a qualification for camera assistant at the Austrian Association of Cinematography and completed his post-graduate studies at the Film and Television at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. He directed short films such as Frank (1999) before directing his feature debut, The White Noise (2002). His next feature film, the award winning The Edukators (2004), one of the highlights of the 28th Mostra, was in the selection of the international competition at the Cannes Film Festival and is considered by many critics one of the most important German films of the decade. He has also directed Free Rainer (2007), Hut in the Woods (2011) and the segment Gefährder, part of the feature film Deutschland 09 (2009), screened during the 33rd Mostra.
Born on the Philippine island of Mindanao, in 1958. He moved to New York in 1992, where he worked as a journalist. Diaz returned to the Philippines in 1997, where he directed films for the studio Regal Films before becoming an independent filmmaker. Honored with a retrospective of his work at the 37th Mostra, he directed feature films such as Batang West Side (2001), Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004), Death in the Land of Encantos (2007) and Melancholia (2008) – both awarded at the Venice Film Festival; and Norte, the End of History (2013), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. He has also directed the medium-length film Butterflies Have No Memories (2009) and the documentary An Investigation on the Night that Won`t Forget (2012). In 2013, he served as Jury President at the Festival of Locarno. He lives in Manila and in New York.
Born in Salvador in 1958, Gardenberg moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1975, graduating in economy from the Rio de Janeiro Federal University. She studied film at New York University, where she directed the short film Day 67 (1989). Back in Rio, Gardenberg directed the feature Diário Noturno (1993), starring Marieta Severo, selected for the Venice Films Festival and awarded at the Brasília and Gramado Film Festivals. The Interview, her debut feature, was selected for the Sundance, Toronto and Rotterdam Film Festivals. She directed Benjamin (2003), based on Chico Buarque’s novel, and Ó Paí, Ó, based on a stage play by Bando de Teatro Olodum. In theater, she directed Robert Lepage’s Os Sete Afluentes do Rio Ota (2002), and was responsible for adapting and staging the plays Baque (2005), by Neil Labute; A Summer`s Day (2007), by Norwegian author Jon Fosse; and Red Light Winter (2010), by Adam Rapp. In 2013, she adapted Karuki Murakami’s short stories into the play, The Elephant Vanishes.
Born in Baranovitchi in 1964, while Byelorussia was still part of the Soviet Union, he moved to Kiev, Ukraine, when he was still very young. During the 80s, he graduated in engineering and mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute in the Ukrainian capital. He enrolled at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow in 1991. Loznitsa directed documentaries such as Blockade (2005), The Train Stop (2000), Portrait (2002) and the documentary features Settlement (2001) and Landscape (2005). His feature film debut came with My Joy (2013, 34th Mostra), followed by In The Fog (2012, 36ª Mostra), winner of the Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The 36th Mostra hosted a retrospective of his work, including his more recent film, the documentary O Milagre de Santo Antônio (2012), filmed in Portugal. He currently lives in Germany.
Born in Scotland and raised in Brazil, he has lived in Los Angeles for the past ten years. He began his career at the Motion Picture Association of America and has also worked at Paramount Pictures in worldwide strategy. He completed his MFA in production at the American Film Institute. In 2010, he was appointed the representative for the Rio Film Commission in the US. He is also is the head of US programs for the Latin American Training Center and the co-creator of the Immersion Week for Ibero American Filmmakers. He was one of the producers of Pablo Larraín’s No (2012), the opening film of the 36th Mostra and Chile’s first Oscar nomination for best foreign film. With his company, Filmed Imagination, he is also working on a diverse development slate.
He was born in Argentina in 1966. He worked in developing the Latin American market at the Patagonik Film Group. In this period, he released films such as Last Train (2002), Kamchatka (2003), Paturozito (2004) and El Aura (2006, 29th Mostra). In 2008, he moved to Portugal, where he created, along with his Portuguese associate Pandora da Cunha Telles, the production company Ukbar Filmes. Since 2009, when the company was created, Ukbar has produced or coproduced, among others, Quince Pontos na Alma (2011), J.A.C.E (2011); Bonsai (2011), which was at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard); Virgem Margarida (2012), Florbela (2012) and Home (2012, 36th Mostra). He has also produced two television miniseries for the Portuguese RTP network: República (2010) and Perdidamente Florbela (2012).
A filmmaker born in São Paulo, Venturi studied film at the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, Canada. He made his feature debut with the documentary O Velho – A História de Luiz Carlos Prestes (1997), one of the great films of the resumption of Brazilian cinema. His first fiction feature was Latitude Zero (2001), selected for the Berlin Film Festival. He also directed Cabra-Cega (2004), Estamos Juntos (2011) and the documentaries Dia de Festa (2006) and Rita Cadillac: The Lady of the People (2007, 31st Mostra). His most recent film Vocacional – Uma Aventura Humana, on the current state of Public Education in Brazil, was shown in two episodes on SescTV.
A journalist, writer and former professor at Rio de Janeiro’s Federal and State Universities. He wrote the book 1968 – O ano que não terminou, a commercial and critical success on its 46th edition in Brazil. He is also the author of books such as Cidade Partida, winner of the Jabuti Prize; Crônicas de um fim de século; Minhas histórias dos outros; Um voluntário da pátria; and Conversa sobre o tempo, the latter in partnership with Luis Fernando Verissimo. In 2008, he was awarded a special prize at ONU for his work in the defense of the human rights in Brazilian media during the last 30 years. In film, he wrote the script for the documentaries Semana de Arte Moderna (1972), by Geraldo Sarno; Leon Hirszman’s Que país é esse? (1976); Dodô Brandão’s 3 Anrônios & 1 Jobim (1992); and of Um dia qualquer (2000) and Paulinho da Viola – Meu tempo é hoje (2002), both co-written with Izabel Jaguaribe. He is also a columnist for the newspaper O Globo.
LUCIANO BARCAROLI, GERARDO PANICHI
VALÉRIE MRÉJEN, SOPHIE FIENNES, MATHIEU AMALRIC, MARTIN DE THURAH, DOMINIQUE BLANC, SOPHIE BARTHES, HANNES STÖHR, VALÉRIE PIRSON
ADALBERTO KEMENY & RUDOLF REX LUSTIG