Contemporary Brazilian cinema is going through a very creative phase at the moment. Directors such as Gabriel Mascaro, Tata Amaral and Sandra Kogut reflect on the challenges facing Brazilian society, many of which have been thrown into relief by the latest political events in the country: the legacy of dictatorship, the persistence of racial and class divisions, gender diversity in a male-dominated world, and the battle to preserve popular cultural expressions. Our selection includes critically acclaimed films set in the Northeast, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, in both the past and present. The Brazilian Weekender includes special events for film fans and language learners, including a Portuguese language taster session.
The Brazilian Weekender is presented in partnership with the University of Manchester Cultural Engagement and Social Responsibility Fund and the University of Leeds.