8th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

8th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil (September 21 - October 5, 2006)

Nelson Pereira dos Santos, the Brazilian filmmaker and pioneer of the "cinema novo" movement of the 60s, was honored with FIPRESCI's Lifetime Achievement Award (designed by Rodrigo Cardoso, trophy see right upper corner). Photo: fest director Ilda Santiago, FIPRESCI President of Honor Derek Malcolm and Nelson Pereira dos Santos.

Critics discussed, at a conference, the relationship between literature and cinema. The members of our jury focused on the Latin American entries to the festival and selected, as best film, Drained (O Cheiro do ralo) by Heitor Dhalia.


O Cheiro do Ralo Drained
(Brazil, 2006, 112 mins) Jury: Derek Malcolm (UK) , Lucy Virgen (Mexico) , Martin Perez (Argentina) , Marco Antonio Barbosa (Brazil) , Ivana Bentes (Brazil)
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Art from Chaos

by Derek Malcolm

Spread over this huge and sprawling city, including fr... read more

The Descent

by Marco Antonio Barbosa

Winner of the International Critics' Award at the Fest... read more

The Half-Empty Glass

by Martin Perez

They´ve just made love, and she's already dressing. Sh... read more

Mexico, Through Two Lenses

by Lucy Virgen

“Habla como albañil”: “He talks like a construction wo... read more