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Bald Mountain - 5th Reel Brazil Film Festival


Fri 23 May 2014, 8:15pm
Sat 24 May 2014, 4:20pm

Where: The Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Concession: $12.00
  • Seniors: $10.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: ReelBrazil

Bald Mountain (Serra Pelada)
2013 | 100 mins | Drama, Action

DIRECTOR: Heitor Dhalia
EDITOR: Márcio Hashimoto Soares
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Lito Mendes da Rocha
MUSIC: Antonio Pinto
PRODUCTION: Tatiana Quintella, Heitor Dhalia, Wagner Moura

Official Selection - Rio International Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection - Ottawa International Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection - Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris, 2013

“Syncopated in its editing, with a Scorsese-like voice over… Bald Mountain is a fast-cut, epic tale of friendship and greed set in the early ‘80s Amazon at one of the biggest hell-on-earth open pit mines in the world” - John Hopewell, Variety

Bald Mountain is a modern-day gangster film set during a famous gold rush. Made famous by the black-and-white images taken by photographer Sebastiao Salgado, Serra Pelada represents the highest concentration of manual labour since the pyramids of Egypt. The Brazilian gold rush, southeast of the Amazon, saw approximately 120,000 people chasing their dreams of wealth. This epic feature follows two friends who leave Rio de Janeiro in search of gold: one, an ex-boxer turned gangster, corrupted by greed and power; the other, a man whose only ambition is to make enough money to return home to his pregnant wife.

Proceeded by NZ short film Honk if you’re horny (2012) by Joe Lonie