Toronto International Film Festival
The Great Kilapy brings Lazaro Ramos as a big swindler
by Ingrid Coifman
Angolan director Zeze Gamboa's second feature is set in the mid-1970s, on the eve of Angola's independence from Portugal. The Great Kilapy (or more literally, ‘The Big Swindle’) tells the story of Joao Fraga (Brazilian actor Lazaro Ramos), a crooked but irresistible bon vivant and womanizer who slips into a life of crime in order to support his affluent lifestyle, becoming a legend amongst its people.
The film premiered at the TIFF 2012 and is based on a real-life figure,...
By Ingrid Coifman & Rosana Dias
The 36th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, brought out the international media and powerhouse names, including Bono, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, and Madonna. Screening over 336 films from 65 countries and having nearly 400,000 attendees, last year’s Festival showcased five Brazilian movies, including Fernando Meirelles’ 360 (check out his interview with DB). “Brazilian films explored an elaborate cinematic language in their approach to the diversity of Brazil’s...
BRAZILIAN FILMS AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM
1- HELENO – SP
Directed by: Jose Henrique Fonseca
Monday, September 12. 10:15 PM. TIFF Bell
Wednesday, September 14. 6:00 PM. Scotiabank
Saturday, September 17. 3:45 PM. AMC 3
2- STORIES THAT ONLY EXIST WHEN REMEMBERED –
Directed by: Julia Murat
Thursday, September 8. 10:15 PM. TIFF Bell
Saturday, September 10. 9:30 AM. AMC Theatres 5
Sunday, September 18. 12:00 PM. AMC Theatres 2
3- THE SILVER CLIFF – CWC