Cinematica Brasileira showcases rare Brazilian films

São Paulo, 27 October:

Cinemateca Brasileira and the International Film Festival of São Paulo gather once again to celebrate the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage. Instituted by the 33th General Conference of UNESCO, the date is celebrated by film archives and film archives of various countries, with the support of the International Federation of Film Archives - FIAF, and seeks to draw the attention of civil society and governments to the need to preserve of film material, television and radio around the world.

This programme to celebrating the date brings classics and rarities of Brazilian cinema restored or preserved by the institution.

The selection includes the films As amorosas, one of the most powerful works of Walter Hugo Khouri filmography, Adultério à brasileira, by Pedro Carlos Rovai, comedy forerunner of our famous "pornochanchadas", Bebel, garota propaganda, by Maurice Capovilla, a drama based on the novel Bebel que a cidade comeu, written by Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Iracema – uma transa amazônica, by Jorge Bodansky and Orlando Senna, a new classic movie premiered at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, and the comedy Como ganhar na loteria sem perder a esportiva, by JB Tanko, starring Costinha.

All these classics return to the screen in new 35mm prints made ​​by the Cinematheque.