Although facing difficulties, Mostra will have 60 movies

Scene from Karim Aïnouz's 'Invisible Life', Brazil's 2020 Oscar-nominated film

Scene from Karim Aïnouz's 'Invisible Life', Brazil's 2020 Oscar-nominated film

  |   Bruno Machado / Divulgação

September is gone and there was no Brasilia Festival. Without resources, Rio Festival was rescheduled for December

And Première Brasil, the big showcase for Brazilian cinema, risks being much smaller than usual. For all these reasons, the 43rd Mostra festival - which starts today (Oct 17) and runs until the 30th - has become more important than ever for Brazilian cinema. Out of the 300 films that have been announced, 60 (20%) are Brazilian. For most of these films, it will be a national premiere. Some have already been shown at CineCeará and Gramado, but Mostra welcomes even these titles - there is always a preference for premieres - because they compete for a cash prize. Yes, in this context of shrinking funds from the Federal Government, Mostra has not only survived but also kept the extension and even the cash prizes for Brazilian films.

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