14 June 2018

Awarded – 7º Olhar de Cinema

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Awarded – 7º Olhar de Cinema




*Menção Especial: ELES VÊM AÍ! (¡Allá Vienen!), Ezequiel Reyes



Outros Prêmios

*Menção Especial: Estamos todos aqui, Chico Santos e Rafael Mellim


*Menção Especial: Lui, Denise Kelm


09 May 2018

Workshops – Registration open

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Workshops – Registration open

The workshops of the Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival aim to expand and sharpen the senses of its participants to the most varied facets of cinema and provide an extra experience during the days of the festival.

Registration open until May 23 here

12 April 2018

Call for entries – Volunteer

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Call for entries – Volunteer

Registration for # 7olhardecinema Volunteering is open until May 11. The volunteer is a key player in helping us build and maintain the event. Be part of the festival!
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27 February 2018

68th Berlin International Film Festival

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68th Berlin International Film Festival

Held between 15 and 25 February, this year Berlinale had 12 Brazilian productions and co-productions. Brazil took 7 awards.


Tinta Bruta, by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon, took the Teddy (Award for LGBT-themed productions) for Best Fiction Long. The production is also the portal of the International Confederation of Film and Art (CICAE) – an honor celebrated among European exhibitors.
The film tells the story of Pedro, a young homosexual who earns money and exploits his own identity through performances in chat rooms on the internet.


Bixa Travesty, by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman and script co-written by Linn da Quebrada, took the Teddy of Best Documentary. The film presents a trajectory and development of the musical career of the 27-year-old artist, born in the eastern zone of São Paulo and who declares himself  “bixa travesti”.


With almost 10 minutes of applause in the debut session, the documentary The Process, by Maria Augusta Ramos, was in third place in the prize of the public in the Documentary category, Panorama, parallel show of the Berlin Festival. The film shows behind the scenes the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

20 February 2018

Retrospective Section //2017//

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Retrospective Section //2017//

The Retrospective presents a great name of world cinema with a retrospective and a deep reflection about the author’s work and career.


About F.W. Murnau


Aaron Cutler

February 14, 2018


The idea for last year’s Olhar Retrospective of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s films ( first came to me when I read about the Munich Film Museum’s new restoration of the great Expressionist and Romantic director’s earliest surviving film, 1921’s The Dark Road (information about which can be found in English here – – and here – But perhaps it was really first born on the night of Sunday, April 4th, 2010, when I went on my first date with a Brazilian woman named Mariana Shellard to see a 7:40 P.M. screening of Murnau’s film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) at the theater Film Forum in my then-home city of New York. Now, more than seven years after moving to live with her in São Paulo, Murnau and Brazil remain linked in my mind.


The retrospective offered audiences restored DCP copies of 10 out of Murnau’s 12 surviving films (during his short life, he made a total of 21), including The Dark Road and Sunrise, as well as eight other films provided by a wonderful preservation center for older German and Weimar Republic cinema called the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation. The word “restoration”, in practical terms, refers to the physical repairing of damaged elements, which thanks to archivists such as Luciano Berriatúa ( has been carried out with great care and respect for Murnau’s work. And restoration, appropriately, is the central theme of Murnau’s films, in which psychologically damaged individuals find ways to survive in the world through imagination and hope.


It was incredibly rewarding to see people line up to watch well-known masterworks like The Last Laugh (1924) and Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931), as well as lesser-known but equally great films such as Phantom (1922). The sold-out crowds at screenings of this cinematic innovator’s films served as a strong rebuke against the idea that experimental cinema cannot attract audiences. I am grateful to everyone who in some way contributed to the retrospective, including the participants in the “Murnau’s Legacy” seminar ( that occurred during the festival, as well as all the critics that wrote about the films with care and sympathy.


If I could recommend one Murnau film to this post’s readers, it would be a film that we did not show: City Girl (1930), a tremendously warm, gentle, and generous work that Murnau made as an unofficial sequel to Aurora. We did not screen it because, although 35mm prints of the film do circulate, it has not yet received the DCP restoration that it deserves. In the meantime, the film can be watched here:


And, if I could express one regret about the retrospective, it was that I as the series curator did not consult other people more for ideas about how to best present the films. This year’s Olhar Retrospective will thus be different from last year’s in a crucial way. Although the films cannot be revealed yet, I am proud to say that I will be working on the retrospective with Carla Italiano, who is new to the features selection committee this year after working with shorts in 2017. The opportunity that we all have to benefit from this extraordinary person’s work is both a privilege and a very great gift.

Caminha noite adentro (The Dark Road, 1921)

Fausto (Faust, 1926)

Aurora (Sunrise, 1927)

O pão nosso de cada dia (City Girl, 1930)


14 February 2018

Public Award’s winner of the 5th edition already has a date for its release

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Public Award’s winner of the 5th edition already has a date for its release

“The City of the Future” tells the story of three young people in the hinterland of Bahia. Igor is a cowboy. Gilmar and Milla, teachers of history and theater. They will form a family out of standards.

The film went through the festival in 2016 and won the public award in the feature film competition.

From Cláudio Marques and Marília Hughes, the film will debut in theaters in April.

Watch the trailer:


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