The World Cup hasn’t even began and all the hype and the attentions are drawn to Brazil and its vibrant culture. With that in mind, the Brazilian Film Festival returns to London for its 6th edition, offering a riveting presentation of Brazilian culture off and on screen. The annual festival is the premier platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK, and promises to whet the appetites of Londoners wanting to experience Brazilian arts and flavours.
This year the festival presents 11 features and 9 short films, plus a new strand celebrating the centenary of Vinicius de Moraes, with a dedicated selection showcasing films about the life of the poet and composer who revolutionised Brazilian music and fathered the genre Bossa Nova alongside composer Tom Jobim. As arts and gastronomy are often together, the Brazilian Film Festival will once more feature the Brazilian Taste, a sumptuous ‘taste’ festival, where the public will be able to experience Brazil inspired dishes at a selection of partnering restaurants across London.
The Brazilian Film Festival opens with a great party, in truly Brazilian Style at McQueen Shoreditch – a venue inspired by the late American actor Steve McQueen, which is fun. The party is open to the public: Free entry from 7pm to midnight feat DJ´s D.Vyzor and Mozhev. 55-61 Tabernacle Street, EC2 4AA. Find out much, much more here.
They're showing this, which should be good: