Artwork by Pedro Almodóvar
De 16 a 29 de outubro, aconteceu em São Paulo a tradicional Mostra Internacional de Cinema. Durante duas semanas, foram exibidos 330 títulos de variados países e de diversas cinematografias em 35 salas de 29 espaços, entre cinemas, centros culturais e museus espalhados pela capital paulista. A seleção de 2014 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. Na 38ª edição, a Petrobras e a Mostra renovaram sua longeva parceria, reafirmando o compromisso da empresa com a produção audiovisual e com a consolidação do evento cinematográfico no calendário cultural do país.
Relatos Selvagens, de Damián Szifrón, abriu a 38ª Mostra em cerimônia no Auditório Ibirapuera. Dólares de Areia, obra dirigida pela dupla Israel Cárdenas e Laura Amelia Guzmán, encerrou o festival no CineSesc.
Born in 1984 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He studied film and television directing at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts. In 2007, he joined the Asian Film Academy, in Pusan, South Korea. The next year, he participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus. Baigazin’s debut feature, Harmony Lessons (2013) won, among others, the Jury Prize at the 37th Mostra and a Silver Bear for its outstanding artistic contribution at the Berlin Film Festival. In August 2013, he was a member of the Jury “Pardi di domani” at the Locarno Film Festival. He is currently working on his new film, The Wounded Angel.
Born San Antonio, Texas. A dual citizen of both the United States and France, he lives in New York and Provence. For 25 years, from 1984 to 2008, he was curator and director of the Avignon Film Festival. He also directed, from 1994 to 2007, an extension of the French event in Manhattan, in partnership with the New York Film Festival. In 2007, he created Mistral Artist Management, an agency that represents a select group of authors, playwrights, directors, screenwriters and actors. In 2014, the company also took control of LVT-USA, one of the world leaders in film and digital subtitling. That same year, he won the distinct Médaille d’Or du Rayonnement Culturel, a medal that distinguishes persons who have rendered distinguished service in French language, literature, arts, science and technology.
Born in 1975 in London, she grew up in Rio de Janeiro and now lives in São Paulo. In 2006, she produced Heitor Dhalia’s Drained, winner of the Jury Prize at the 30th Mostra. She worked as an assistant director for the features Adrift (2009), by Heitor Dhalia, and Road 47 (2014), by Vicente Ferraz. In 2006, she founded, along with Matias Mariani, the production company Primo Filmes, which produced, among others, the documentaries The Synthesis of a Race (2009, 33rd Mostra), Elevado 3.5 (2010), Ela Sonhou que Eu Morri (2011) and I Touched All Your Stuff (2014), as well as the narrative films Thirty (2014), by Paulo Machline, and The Enemies of Pain (2014), by Arauco Hernández – the latter three being part of the 38th Mostra’s lineup. She also directed the short films Cotidiano (2008) and Cavalo (2010). Currently, she is starting a new production company, Mar Filmes, and finishing Marias, her first documentary as a director.
Born in September, 1974, in Iran, began her art career as a painter in 1991, participating in several group exhibitions in Iran and abroad. She entered Iranian independent films as a director of photography and then as an assistant director in documentaries. In 2002, Mania played the main role in Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten (2002, 26th Mostra). Her feature directorial debut was 20 Fingers (2005, 28th Mostra), winner of best film and best director in the digital cinema competition at the Venice Film Festival. She has also directed 10 + 4 (2008, 32nd Mostra) and One.Two.One (2011, 35ª Mostra). Later, she was practically forced to leave the country because of the pronounced toughening of censorship in Iran, episode that gave rise to the film From Tehran to London (2012). Her documentary Life May Be (2014), codirected with Mark Cousins, will be screened at the 38th Mostra.
Born in 1968, in Denmark, and moved to Paris in the early 90s. In 1993, she founded the production company Slot Machine. Since 1995, she has worked with Lars von Trier in films including The Idiots (1998, 22nd Mostra); Dancer in the Dark (2000, 24th Mostra), winner of the Palme d`Or at Cannes; and Nymphomaniac (2013, long version being part of the 38th Mostra line-up); Bent Hamer (Water Easy Reach, 1998, 34th Mostra) and Susanne Bier (Love is All You Need, 2012, 36th Mostra). Parallel to this, she was also dedicated to the production of several films from South American directors, including names like Lisandro Alonso (Los Muertos, 2004, 28th Mostra) and Paz Encina (Hamaca Paraguaya, 2006, Critics’ Prize at the 30ª Mostra). Since 1998, she integrates the Scandinavian delegation of the San Sebastian Film Festival, in Spain. In May 2013, she was named president of the World Cinema Support by France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC).
Born in 1953 in the city of Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. After studying Art History, Anthropology and Film and TV, he has worked as critic and written over twenty books on the universe of film and its actors. In the 80s, he founded two companies dedicated to the production and post-production of films and special programs for TV. He also co-wrote and directed several documentaries, the most known ones on two German stars, Götz George and Mario Adorf. In the year 2000, he began working for German broadcaster ZDF as head of the ARTE feature film department. ZDF is one of ARTE’s shareholders and acquires and co-produces movies for theatrical release and broadcasting on the French-German cultural channel, among them Roy Andersson’s A Pidgeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Golden Lion winner at Venice Film Festival 2014; Bent Hamer’s 1001 Grams; Adrián Biniez’s El Cinco.
Born in 1950 in Rio de Janeiro. He works as a cinematographer, filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. During the 60s and 70s, he directed some short films and documentaries. He worked as cinematographer for movies such as Bruno Barreto’s A Estrela Sobe (1974), Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) and The Kiss (1980), Carlos Alberto Correia Prates’ Cabaret Mineiro (1980) and Júlio Bressane’s Tabu (1982). In 1984, Happier Than Ever, his first feature film, won prizes at Brazilia, Gramado and Locarno. He later directed Two Edged Knife (1989); Two Billion Hearts (1995), a documentary about 1994 FIFA World Cup; How an Angel Was Born (1996) and Seja o Que Deus Quiser (2002). His last film Camila Jam (2007, 31st Mostra) won the best picture prize at Gramado. At the 38th Mostra, he presents his new fiction feature film O Fim e os Meios, his documentary Aprendi a Jogar com Você (2014) and his four short films on Tunga’s performances made for Instituto Inhotim.
Born in 1966 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. After studying animation in Paris, she graduated from the first generation of the International School of Film and Television (EICTV), in Cuba. Her first feature film, A La Media Noche y Media (1999), co-directed with Marité Ugás, was screened in more than 40 international festivals. In 2007, she made Postales de Leningrado (2007), which won the Jury Revelation Prize at the 31st Mostra. With her company, Sudaca Films, she produced El Chico Que Miente (2011), directed by Marité Ugás and screened at the Berlin Film Festival. Her third feature film, Pelo Malo (2013, 37th Mostra), won the Golden Shell for best film at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, among other awards.
Born in 1943 in Chicago, he lived in Los Angeles for most of his life. A filmmaker, film critic and teacher, he teaches film theory and history at the California Institute of the Arts since 1987. In the 60s, Andersen made several short films. In 1974, he completed Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer, a documentary film on Muybridge’s photographic work, restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 2013. In 1995, with Noël Burch, he completed Red Hollywood, a critical video essay on the film works created by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist. Their work on the history of the Blacklist also produced the book Les Communistes de Hollywood: Autre chose que des martyrs (1994). Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003), a feature essay on the representation of Los Angeles in film, is part of the 38th Mostra line-up.
Born in 1958 in Paris. Since 1979, he works as a film critic for the French film magazine Positif, in which he has been writing under the pen name of Yann Tobin. He is also a professor in film studies at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the author of many books, including on directors Ingmar Bergman, Marcel Carné, Ernst Lubitsch, Joseph L. Mankiewicz or Claude Sautet. He is also a documentary filmmaker, and curator of exhibitions such as Música & Cinema – O Casamento do Século?, currently showing in São Paulo at Sesc Pinheiros.
AIDA BEGIC, LEONARDO DI COSTANZO, JEAN-LUC GODARD, Kamen Kalev, ISILD LE BESCO, Sergei Loznitsa, VINCENZO MARRA, URSULA MEIER, VLADIMIR PERISIC, Cristi Puiu, ANGELA SCHANELEC, MARC RECHA, TERESA VILLAVERDE
ANNE LE BOUC`H, FRÉDÉRIC MARTIN
NERMEEN SALEM, MOHAMED ZEDAN, MOHAMAD EL-HADIDI, MAYYE ZAYED, HEND BAKR, AHMED MAGDY MORSY
AMOS GITAI, BAHMAN GHOBADI, EMIR KUSTURICA, MIRA NAIR, WARWICK THORNTON, GUILLERMO ARRIAGA, HIDEO NAKATA, Hector Babenco, ÁLEX DE LA IGLESIA