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Rio 2096 - 5th Reel Brazil Film Festival


Fri 23 May 2014, 6:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

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

Listed by: ReelBrazil

Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (Rio 2096 - Uma História de amor e fúria)
2013 | 98 mins | Animation, Historical, SCI-FI

DIRECTOR: Luiz Bolognesi
EDITOR: Helena Maura
MUSIC: Rica Amabis, Tejo Damasceno, Pupillo
PRODUCTION: Fabiano Gullane, Caio Gullane, Luiz Bolognesi, Laís Bodanzky, Marcos Barreto, Debora Ivanov, Gabriel Lacerda

Winner Best Feature Film, 2013, Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Winner Audience Award, 2013, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
Winner Best Film, 2013, 4th Braqeq Brazil Film Festival.

Combining computer and hand-drawn animation to excellent effect, Rio 2096 is uncommonly sophisticated in its themes and execution - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

In 2013, this animated feature won the top award at what is considered the “Festival de Cannes” for animations in Annecy, France. Fusing computer graphics and hand drawings, Rio 2096 is the epic animated story of Abeguar, an indigenous warrior who traverses 600 years of Brazilian history – past and future. Born in 1566, Abeguar was chosen by the gods to lead his people against the forces of oppression. To arm him in his battle, he is gifted the ability to transform into a bird and reincarnate himself at different points in Brazilian history, from the Portuguese colonisation of the 1500s, through to slavery and dictatorship, culminating in the sci-fi, far-flung future of the year 2096. Travelling with him through time is the love of his life, Janaína, a fierce warrior in her own right.

Proceeded by NZ short film Abiogenesis (2012) by Richard Mans