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In competition films

Platinum Grand Prize

Rio 2096 - A story of love and Fury

Tuesday 1 April 2014 4:00 pm
Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni

Rio 2096 - A story of love and Fury

by Luiz Bolognesi – Brazil, 2013

(98', Original version with Italian subtitles , Bluray)

Winner at Annecy International Animated Film Festival for Best Feature Film in 2013, Rio 2096 – A Story of love and Fury revolves around the love between Janaína and an Indian warrior who, upon dying, takes the form of a bird. For over six centuries, the couple’s story flourishes, passing through four phases of Brazil’s history: colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, when a war over water takes place in Rio de Janeiro. Throughout all these periods, the two lovers struggle against oppression. The film could be considered an unofficial biography of Rio de Janeiro. 



Luiz Bolognesi

Born in São Paulo, Luiz Bolognesi wrote the screenplay for Brainstorm (2001), Official Selection at Toronto and Locarno, winner at Trieste Film Festival; The World in Two Round Trips (2006) and The Ballroom (2007), which was awarded Best Screenplay from the APCA (São Paulo Art Critics Association) and at Recife and Brasília Film Festivals. Together with Marco Bechis he wrote the screenplay for BirdWatchers (2008), which was in Competition at Venice Film Festival. Luiz is the screenwriter also for the film The Best Things in the World (2010), premiered in Rome Film Festival and awarded Best Screenplay at Recife Film Festival; and for the documentary Amazonia (2013), closing film at Venice Film Festival 2013. Rio 2096, a Story of Love and Fury (2013), winner at Annecy International Animated Films, is his first feature film as director
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