Irim Tolentino as Beatriz in A Guerra da Beatriz
The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) presents the 4th edition of the annual Cor-Ação film festival in collaboration with the diplomatic Missions of the Portuguese Speaking Countries in Ottawa and the Portuguese Program at the University of Ottawa. The festival presents four new feature films from annual favourites like Brazil, which offers the opening film Gonzaga, a multi-award-winning true story of father/son music icons from different walks of life. There’s a little bit of Brazil, too, in the Angolan co-pro The Great Kilapy, which comes to Ottawa after having its world premiere in Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema slate at TIFF 2012. The programming highlight for hardcore film buffs, however, is the screening of Beatriz’s War, which is the first feature film ever to come out of East Timor. The film is a guerrilla-style production by members from the resistance movement in the country’s war for independence. How often do cinephiles get to see a national cinema in the making, especially with a film from active participants of its own history?
Gonzaga: From Father to Son (Gonzaga: De Pai pra Filho)
The Great Kilapy (O Grande Kilapy)
Beatriz’s War (A Guerra da Beatriz)
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