Rio 2016 announces ticket prices for Olympic Games

ticketsTicket prices for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been announced – and more than half of them will be sold at accessible prices in order to ensure that the event is open to everyone. About 7.5 million tickets will be issued and approximately 3.8 million of these will be available for 70 Brazilian reais (US$30) or less. For the price ranges (in Brazilian reais) for all sports and ceremonies CLICK HERE. Or click on the images below.

Currently (16 September), R$10 is worth about US$4.30, €3.30 or £2.60.

There will be tickets for 717 sports sessions, covering all 28 Olympic sports, plus the opening and closing ceremonies. The range of prices the organizers say is designed to make tickets as affordable as possible, with the goal of ensuring that the local Brazilian population has the opportunity to attend events. The cheapest ticket will be priced at 40 Brazilian reais (less than US$20).

The full Rio 2016 Olympic Games Ticket Sales Programme will be unveiled in November 2014, along with the competition schedule and details on how the public can buy tickets.
The next step on the spectator’s journey towards participating in the first Olympic Games to be staged in South America will come in November. Fans from all over the world will be able to register on the ticket sales website and indicate which sports are of  interest to them. They will then receive tailored news and information on these sports and athletes, as well as other events around the Games, as anticipation builds towards 2016.

Brazilian residents will be able to enter the first of two draws for tickets in March 2015. Non-Brazilian residents will be able to apply to buy tickets in their own territories in the first half of 2015 (details will be announced on the ticket sales website at a later date) and then again in January 2016, in the worldwide first-come-first-served online sales phase.


A selection of films from Festival do Rio 2014

Festival FaceHere is a selection from some of the 350 films from more than 60 countries that will screen in Rio de Janeiro during the 16th Festival do Rio, the city’s international film festival.

The Cinépolis Lagoon, on the Lagoa will be the official cinema for the gala sessions of Première Brasil, the sessions with directors present and other section screenings. The Cine Jóia and the Museu da República will all be part of the festival as will Estação, Kinoplex São Luiz, Roxy, Oi Futuro Ipanema, Ponto Cine, along with other usual cinemas and screening venues. For the fourth year the Armazém da Utopia (Armazém 6) will be the RioMarket headquarters and also the location for the Cine Meeting and popular sessions.

Festival do Rio runs from 28 September through 8 October 2014.

World Panorama

71, directed by Yann Demange (UK)
Aloft, directed by Claudia Llosa (Spain-Canada-France)
Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater (US)
Bird People, directed by Pascale Ferran (France)
Black Coal, Thin Ice, directed by Diao Yinan (China, Hong Kong)
Blind Massage, directed by Lou Ye (China, France)
Cavalo Dinheiro (Horse Money), directed by Pedro Costa (Portugal)
Cathedrals of Culture, directed by Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz (Germany-Austria-Denmark)
Charlie’s Country, directed by Rolf de Heer (Australia)
Coming Home (Gui lai), directed by Zhang Yimou (China
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, directed by Ned Benson (US)
The Face of an Angel, directed by Michael Winterbottom (UK-Italy-Spain)
Fantasia, directed by Chao Wang (China)
Frank, directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Ireland-UK)
Girlhood, directed by Céline Sciamma (France)
God Help the Girl, directed by Stuart Murdoch (UK)
Gomorrah, directed by Stefano Sollima (Italy)
Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher (US)
Heaven Knows What, directed by Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie (US-France)
The Humbling, directed by Barry Levinson (US)
Hungry Hearts, directed by Saverio Costanzo (US)
Ida, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland)
Iraqi Odyssey, directed by Samir (Iraq-Switzerland-Germany)
Jealousy (La jalousie), directed by Philippe Garrel (France)
Jimmy’s Hall, directed by Ken Loach (Ireland-UK)
Journey to the West (Xi you), directed by Tsai Ming-Liang (France-Taiwan)
The Judge, directed by David Dobkin (US)
Love is Strange, directed by Ira Sachs (US)
Maïdan, directed by Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine)
Manglehorn, directed by David Gordon Green (US)
Maps to the Stars, directed by David Cronenberg (Mexico)
A Master Builder, directed by Jonathan Demme (US)
Men, Women & Children, directed by Jason Reitma (US)
Metamorphoses, directed by Christophe Honoré (France)
Misunderstood, directed by Asia Argento (Italy)
Mommy, directed by Xavier Dolan (Canada)
Mr. Turner, directed by Mike Leigh (UK)
National Gallery, directed by Frederick Wiseman (France-US)
Night Flight, directed by LeeSong Hee-il (S. Korea)
One on One, directed by Kim Ki-duk (S. Korea)
Onirica Psie pole (Field of Dogs), directed by Lech Majewski (Poland)
The President, directed by Moshen Makhmalbaf (Georgia-France-UK)
The Prince of Fame, directed by Xavier Beauvois (France-Switzerland)
A Promise (Une promesse), directed by Patrice Leconte (France-Belgium)
Red Amnesia, directed by Wang Xiaoshuai (China)
Rio 50 Degrees, directed by Julien Temple (UK-Brasil-Germany)
La Sapience, directed by Eugène Green (France-Italy)
Short Plays, directed by Sebastián Cordero, Doris Dörrie, Vincent Gallo, Daniel Gruener, Luca Lucini, Carlos Moreno, Gaspar Noé, Carlos Reygadas, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ik-Joon Yang
The Smell of Us, directed by Larry Clark (France)
Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg), directed by Dietrich Brüggemann (Germany-France)
Stratos, directed by Yannis Economides (Greece-Germany-Cyprus)
Tales, directed by Rakhshan Banietemad (Iran)
Three Hearts (3 Coeurs), directed by Benoit Jacquot (France)
Timbuktu, directed by Abderrahmane Sissako (France)
Tsili, directed by Amos Gitai (Israel)
Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle (US)
Words with Gods, directed by Warwick Thornton, Héctor Babenco, Mira Nair, Hideo Nakata, Amos Gitai, Álex de la Iglesia, Emir Kusturica, Bahman Ghobadi, Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico)

Expectations 2014

52 Tuesdays, directed by Sophie Hyde (Australia)
10.000 Km, directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet (Spain)
Alive, directed by Jungbum Park (S. Korea)
Blind, directed by Eskil Vogt (Norway-Holland)
Brides, directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili (Georgia-France)
Brooklyn, directed by Pascal Tessaud (France)
Darker Than Midnight, directed by Sebastiano Riso (Italy)
The Dinner, directed by Ivano de Matteo (Italy)
The Distance, directed by Sergio Caballero (Spain)
Eat Your Bones, directed by Jean-Charles Hue (France)
Fishing Without Nets, directed by Cutter Hodierne (US-Somalia-Kenya)
Five Star, directed by Keith Miller (US)
Forma, directed by Ayumi Sakamoto (Japan)
A Girl at My Door, directed by July Jung (S.Korea)
The Goob, directed by Guy Myhill (UK)
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, directed by Guillaume Nicloux  (France)
Imperial Dreams, directed by Malik Vitthal (US)
Land Ho!, directed by Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz (US-Iceland)
Lilting, directed by Hong Khaou (UK)
Listen Up Philip, directed by Alex Ross Perry (US)
Next to Her, directed by Asaf Korman (Israel)
Obvious Child, directed by Gillian Robespierre (US)
Party Girl, directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis (France)
She’s Lost Control, directed by Anja Marquardt (US)
The Skeleton Twins, directed by Craig Johnson (US)
Something Must Break, directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark (Sweden)
Songs from the North, directed by Soon-Mi Yoo (US-South Korea-Portugal)
Titli, directed by Kanu Behl (India)
Tu Dors Nicole, directed by Stéphanie Lafleur (Canada)
Xenia, directed by Panos H. Koutras (Greece-France-Belgium)
Young Ones, directed by Jake Paltrow (US)

Midnight Movies: Documentary

Beyond Clueless, directed by Charlie Lyne (UK)
Captivated, The Trials of Pamela Smart, directed by Jeremiah Zagar (US-UK)
The Case Against 8, directed by Ben Cotner, Ryan White (US)
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden), directed by Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller (US)
Last Hijack, directed by Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting (Holland-Germany-Ireland)
Red Army, directed by Gabe Polsky (US)

Midnight Movies: Fiction

Burying the Ex, directed by Joe Dante (US)
Cold in July, directed by Jim Mickle (US)
A Hard Day, directed by Kim Seong-hun (South Korea)
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, directed by David Zellner (US)
Over Your Dead Body, directed by Takashi Miike (Japan)
Patema Inverted, directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Japan)
Tokyo Tribe, directed by Sion Sono (Japan)

Midnight Movies: Terror

ABCs of Death 2, directed by Various (US)
Alleluia, directed by Fabrice Du Welz (Belgium-France)
Annabelle, directed by John Leonetti (US)
Corrente do mal (It Follows), directed by David Robert Mitchell (US)
Spring, directed by Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead (US)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Restored) directed by Tobe Hooper (US)

Film Docs

Altman, directed by Ron Mann (Canada)
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films, directed by Hilla Medalia (Israel-France)
Happy to be Different, directed by Gianni Amelio (Italy)
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, directed by Mami Sunada (Japan)
Life Itself, directed by Steve James (US)
Mr X, directed by Tessa Louise-Salomé (France)
Remake, Remix, RipOff, directed by Cem Kaya  (German-Turkey)
The Voice of Sokurov, directed by Leena Kilpeläinen (Finland)

Unique Itineraries

About Sarah, directed by Elisa Miller (Mexico-UK)
Bloody Daughter, directed by Stéphanie Argerich (France-Switzerland)
The Decent One, directed by Vanessa Lapa (Israel-Austra-Germany)
Dior and I, directed by Frédéric Tcheng ((France)
The 50 Year Argument, directed by Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi (US)
The Internet’s Own Boy, directed by Brian Knappenberger (US)
The Last Impresario, directed by Gracie Otto (Australia)
Microtopia, directed by Jesper Wachtmeister (Sweden)
Nan Goldin I Remember Your Face, directed by Sabine Lidl (German-Australia-Switzerland)
Precise Poetry Lina Bo Bardi’s Architecture, directed by Belinda Rukschcio (Germany-Austria-Brazil)
Regarding Susan Sontag, directed by Nancy Kates (US)
Sunday, directed by Karim Ainouz (Brazil)
Travelling at Night with Jim Jarmusch, directed by Léa Rinaldi (France-Morocco)


20,000 Days on Earth, directed by Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard (UK)
American Interior, directed by Gruff Rhys, Dylan Goch (Wales)
Beautiful Noise, directed by Eric Green (US)
Björk: Biophilia Live, directed by Peter Strickland, Nick Fenton (UK)
David Bowie Is directed by e Hamish Hamilton
Finding Fela, directed by Alex Gibney (US)
A Hard Day’s Night, (Restored Version), directed by Richard Lester (UK)
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, directed by Florian Habicht (UK)
Que Caramba es la Vida, directed by Doris Dörrie (Germany)
When Björk Met Attenborough, directed by Louise Hooper (UK)


First to Fall, directed by Rachel Beth Anderson (UK-US)
Freedom Summer, directed by Stanley Nelson (US)
Last Days in Vietnam, directed by Rory Kennedy (US)
Revolution in Reverse: Debt & Work – the New Colonialism, directed by Chiara Cavalazzi (Italy)
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, directed by Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav Bedirected byxan (France-Syria)
The Supreme Price, directed by Joanna Lipper (US-Nigeria)
Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, directed by Thomas Allen Harris (US)
We Come as Friends, directed by Hubert Sauper (France-Austria)
We Are the Giant, directed by Greg Barker (US-UK)
Whispers of the Cities (Hams al-mudam), directed by Kasim Abid (Iraq-UK)


Amori Elementari (Elementary Loves), directed by Sergio Basso (Italy)
Belle and Sebastian, directed by Nicolas Vanier (France)
Charleen macht Schluss (About A Girl), directed by Mark Monheim (Germany)
Dixie y la Rebelión Zombi (Dixie and the Zombie Rebellion), directed by Ricardo Ramón, Beñat Beitia (Spain)
Encantados (Enchanted Amazon Island), directed by Tizuka Yamasaki (Brazil)
Finn, directed by Frans Weisz (Netherlands)
María y el Araña (Maria and Spider), directed by María Victoria Menis (Argentina-France-Equador)
Violet, directed by Bas Devos (Belgium-Netherlands)

Latin Première

Aire libre (Open Air), directed by Anahí Berneri. (Argentina)
Dos Disparos (Two Gun Shots), directed by Martín Rejtman. (Argentina)
Los Enemigos del Dolor (The Enemies of Pain), directed by Arauco Hernández. (Uruguay-Brazil)
Feriado (Holiday), directed by Diego Araujo. (Equador-Argentina).
Gente de bien, directed by Franco Lolli. (Colombia-France)
Historia del miedo (History of Fear), directed by Benjamin Naishtat. (Argentina-Uruguay-Germany)
Los hongos, directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia. (Colombia-France-Argentina)
Lulu, directed by Luis Ortega. (Argentina)
Manos sucias, directed by Josef Wladyka. (Colombia-US)
Matar a un hombre (To Kill a Man), directed by Alejandro Fernández Almendras. (Chile-France)
Mauro, directed by Hernán Rosselli. (Argentina)
El misterio de la felicidad (The Mystery of Happiness), directed by Daniel Burman. (Argentina-Brazil)
Las Niñas Quispe (The Quispe Girls), directed by Sebastián Sepúlveda. (Chile-France-Argentina)
La Princesa de Francia, directed by Matías Piñeiro. (Argentina)
La Salada, directed by Juan Martín Hsu. (Argentina)
Séptimo (7th Floor), directed by Patxi Amezcua. (Argentina-Spain)
La Tercera orilla (The Third Side of the River), directed by Celina Murga. (Argentina-Germany-Netherlands)
La Voz en Off (Voice Over), directed by Cristián Jiménez. (Chile-France-Canada)

Focus Mexico

Asteroide, directed by Marcelo Tobar (Mexico)
Los Ausentes (The Absent), directed by Nicolás Pereda (Mexico-France-Spain)
Cantinflas, directed by Sebastian del Amo (Mexico)
Cumbres, directed by Gabriel Nuncio (Mexico)
González, directed by Christian Díaz Pardo (Mexico)
Güeros, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios (Mexico)
La Guerra de Manuela Jankovic (Manuela Jankovic’s War), directed by Diana Cardozo (Mexico)
Las Horas Muertas (The Empty Hours), directed by Aaron Fernandez (Mexico-France-Spain)
Los insólitos peces gato (The Amazing Catfish), directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce (Mexico-France)
Los Ángeles, directed by Damian John Harper (Mexico-Germany)
Manto Acuífero (The Well), directed by Michael Rowe (Mexico)
Los oscura primaveras (The Obscure Spring), directed by Ernesto Contreras (Mexico)
Somos Mari Pepa (We Are Mari Pepa), directed by Samuel Kishi Leopo (Mexico)

Mexican Classics

El Compadre Mendoza (Godfather Mendoza), directed by Fernando de Fuentes (Mexico)
¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa! (Let’s Go with Pancho Villa), directed by Fernando de Fuentes (Mexico)
La Mujer del Puerto (The Woman of the Port), directed by Arcady Boytler (Mexico)
La otra (The Other One), directed by Roberto Gavaldón (Mexico)
Redes (The Wave), directed by Fred Zinnemann, Emilio Gómez Muriel (Mexico)

Festival do Rio: Rio’s international film festival

Festival FaceRio’s international film festival, Festival do Rio, takes place for the 16th consecutive year between 24 September and 8 October 2014.

The festival is headquartered in the historic heart of the city at the Armazém da Utopia (, and will screen films from more than 60 countries at 35 venues spread across the city.

Brazilian films and Première Brasil, which this year will mainly screen at the Cinépolis Lagoon ( on the Lagoa, close to Ipanema, are the core of Festival do Rio, and the festival is rightfully acknowledged as the best annual global showcase of contemporary Brazilian cinema.

In total Première Brasil will screen over 40 new Brazilian full-length features and documentaries during the festival, most of which are having their world premieres in Rio. For 2014 there are ten full-length features in competition and ten documentaries.

Festival do Rio is also known for bringing the very best of international cinema to Brazil, and this year is no exception with more than 60 countries represented across the festival program by nearly 350 new or historically important films. Among the directors whose work will screen at the festival are David Cronenberg, David Fincher, Richard Linklater, Mike Leigh, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ken Loach, Larry Clark, Xavier Dolan, Takashi Miike, Kim Ki-Duk, Jason Reitman and Frederick Wiseman.

The festival will open with a screening of Wim Wender and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s documentary The Salt of the Earth, which looks at the great Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, and will close with the world premier of Stephen Daldry’s Trash that was filmed in Rio de Janeiro.

Silver logo 2014

Rio’s Olympic Village takes shape

As these photos show, the Olympic Village for the 2106 Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro is starting to take shape.

The Village is being built on what was the city’s motor racing circuit in Barra da Tijuca (top photo). The circuit held its first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1978, and then held the Brazilian Grand Prix every year between 1981 and 1990.

The new space will not only house the athletes village but also a number of the sports.


Top Latin American Restaurants 2014

AwardsVirgilio Martinez’s Central, in Lima, Peru, has taken the top spot amongst Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 with last year’s winner Astrid y Gaston moving into second place. Central, which earned the title of The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Latin America, climbed three places from last year. Central, under the leadership of chef-owner Martinez, was also named The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Peru.

Gaston Acurio, who recently opened La Mar in Miami and relocated his 20 year old flagship restaurant Astrid y Gaston to San Isidro, Lima was number two on the list. The 2013 winner was also ranked No.18 in this year’s S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.

D.O.M. and Maní, both in São Paulo Brazil, were ranked in third and fourth place respectively. Chilean restaurant Boragó was placed fifth. Boragó and D.O.M. were presented with The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Chile and The S.Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Brazil awards respectively.

Other Best Restaurant Awards by country were given to: Pujol in Mexico (No.6 in the list); Tegui in Argentina (No.9); Parador La Huella in Uruguay (No.17); Alto in Venezuela (No.18); Gustu in Bolivia (No.32); and Criterion in Colombia (No.39).

From Rio, Roberta Sudbrack was ranked 13th and Olympe was 35th.

As well as the top restaurant awards, individual awards were also presented during the event. The One To Watch Award went to Ambrosía from Chile; the Veuve Clicquot Latin America’s Best Female Chef Award was presented to Elena Reygadas from Rosetta, Mexico; the Highest Climber Award, went to El Baqueano in Argentina; the Highest New Entry Award, sponsored went to Tarquino also in Argentina; The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Alex Atala from D.O.M., Brazil; and the Chefs’ Choice Award went to Peru’s Gastón Acurio. The 2014 awards introduced a new category: Latin America’s Best Pastry Chef, which was presented to Buenos Aires-based chef Osvaldo Gross.

Here’s are Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants according to the awards:

1. Central Lima, Peru
2. Astrid y Gastón Lima, Peru
3. D.O.M. São Paulo, Brazil
4. Maní São Paulo, Brazil
5. Boragó Santiago, Chile
6. Pujol Mexico City, Mexico
7. Maido Lima, Peru
8. Biko Mexico City, Mexico
9. Tegui Buenos Aires, Argentina
10. Quintonil Mexico City, Mexico
11. Malabar Lima, Peru
12. Mocoto São Paulo, Brazil
13. Roberta Sudbrack Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14. Aramburu Buenos Aires, Argentina
15. La Mar Lima, Peru
16. Tarquino Buenos Aires, Argentina
17. Parador La Huella José Ignacio, Uruguay
18. El Baqueano Buenos Aires, Argentina
19. Pangea Monterrey, Mexico
20. Fiesta Lima, Peru
21. Chila Buenos Aires, Argentina
22. La Cabrera Buenos Aires, Argentina
23. Tomo 1 Buenos Aires, Argentina
24. Sud 777 Mexico City, Mexico
25. Manzanilla Ensenada, Mexico
26. MeroToro Mexico City, Mexico
27. Rafael Lima, Peru
28. Alto Caracas, Venezuela
29. Oviedo Buenos Aires, Argentina
30. Osaka Santiago, Chile
31. La Picanteria Lima, Peru
32. Gustu La Paz, Bolivia
33. Rosetta Mexico City, Mexico
34. Remanso Do Bosque Belém, Brazil
35. Olympe Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
36. Epice São Paulo, Brazil
37. Ambrosía Santiago, Chile
38. Attimo São Paulo, Brazil
39. Criterión Bogotá, Colombia
40. Francis Mallman 1884 Mendoza, Argentina
41. Amaranta Toluca, Mexico
42. Corazón de Tierra Ensenada, Mexico
43. Harry Sasson Bogotá, Colombia
44. Fasano São Paulo, Brazil
45. La Bourgogne Punta del Este, Uruguay
46. El Cielo Bogotá, Colombia
47. Sucre Buenos Aires, Argentina
48. Elena Buenos Aires, Argentina
49. Leo Cocina y Cava Bogotá, Colombia
50. Pura Tierra Buenos Aires, Argentina

Première Brasil 2014 – Festival do Rio


The selection for this year’s Première Brasil, has been announced in Rio de Janeiro, and consists of 41 features and 28 shorts.

Première Brasil 2014 includes ten feature films, ten feature length documentaries and sixteen shorts in the main competition. A further five features and two documentary features will screen hors concours, while other Brazilian productions will screen in special Première Brasil sidebars such as Portraits and New Trends.


  • Ausência, by Chico Teixeira, 84’ World Premiere (SP)
  • Casa Grande, by Fellipe Barbosa, 115’ (RJ)
  • Love Film Festival, by Manuela Dias, 100’ World Premier (RJ)
  • O Fim De Uma Era, by Bruno Safadi and Ricardo Pretti 73’ World Premier (RJ)
  • O Fim e os Meios, by Murilo Salles, 105’ World Premier (RJ)
  • O Outro Lado do Paraíso, by André Ristum, 100’ World Premier (SP)
  • Último Cine Drive-in, by Iberê Carvalho, 98’ World PremierL (DF)
  • Obra, by Gregorio Graziosi, 80’ (SP)
  • Prometo um dia deixar essa cidade, by Daniel Aragão Brasil, 90’ World Premier (PE)
  • Sangue Azul, by Lírio Ferreira, 114’ (SP)


  •  À Queima Roupa, by Theresa Jessouroun, 90’ World Premier (RJ)
  • A Vida Privada dos Hipopótamos, by Maíra Bühler  and Matias Mariani, 91’ (SP)
  • Campo de Jogo, by Eryk Rocha, 71’ World Premier (RJ)
  • Esse Viver Ninguém me Tira, by Caco Ciocler, 72’ (DF)
  • Favela Gay, by Rodrigo Felha, 71’ World Premier (RJ)
  • Meia Hora E As Manchetes Que Viram Manchete, by Angelo Defanti, 81’ World Premier (RJ)
  • My Name is Now, Elza Soares, by Elizabete Martins Campos, 71’ World Premier (MG)
  • O Estopim, by Rodrigo Mac Niven, 87’ World Premier (RJ)
  • Porque Temos Esperança, by Susanna Lira, 71’ World Premier (RJ)
  • Samba & Jazz,  by Jefferson Mello, 90’ (RJ)


  • Cine Paissandu: Histórias de uma Geração, by Christian Jafas, 15’ (RJ) – Documentary
  • E o amor foi se tornando cada dia mais distante, by Alexander de Moraes, 9’, (RJ) – Documentary
  • Mater Dolorosa, by Tamur Aimara and Daniel Caetano, 12’ (RJ) – Documentary
  • Cloro, by Marcelo Grabowsky, 15’ (RJ) – Fiction
  • Barqueiro, by José Menezes and Lucas Justiniano, 15’ (SP) – FIC
  • Outono, by Anna Azevedo, 12’ (RJ) – Fiction
  • O Clube, by Allan Ribeiro, 15’ (RJ) – Fiction
  • Edifício Tatuapé Mahal, by Carolina Markowicz and Fernanda Salloum, 9’ (SP) – Fiction
  • Menino da Gamboa, by Pedro Perazzo and Rodrigo Luna, 14’ (BA) – Fiction
  • Diário de Novas Lembranças, by João Pedro Oct, 13’ (SP) – Fiction
  • Historia Natural, by Julio Cavani, 12’ (PE) – Fiction
  • The Yellow Generation, by Daniel Sake 7’ (RJ) – Fiction
  • Kyoto, by Deborah Viegas, 8’ (SP) – Fiction
  • Loja de Répteis, by Pedro Severien, 15’ (PE) – Fiction
  • Max Uber, by Andre Amparo, 15’ (MG) – Fiction
  • Sem Título # 1: Dance of Leitfossil,  by Carlos Adriano, 6’ (SP) – Documentary


  • A Luneta Do Tempo , by Alceu Valença, 97’ (PE)
  • Boa Sorte, by Carolina Jabor, 90’ (RJ)
  • El Ardor, by Pablo Fendrik, 90’ (RJ)
  • Infância, by Domingos Oliveira, 84’ (RJ)
  • Trinta, by Paulo Machline, 94’ World Premier (SP)


  • Brincante, by Walter Carvalho, 92’ World Premier (SP)
  • Cássia, by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle, 120’ World Premier (RJ)


  • Compêndio, by Eugenio Puppo and Ricardo Carioba, 15’ (SP) – Fiction
  • Pé sem chão, by Sérgio Ricardo, 14’ (RJ) – Fiction


  • A Revolução do Ano, by Diogo Faggiano, 76’ World Premier (SP)
  • Castanha, by Davi Pretto, 95’ (RS)
  • Deserto Azul, by Eder Santos, 94’ World Premier (MG)
  • Hamlet, by Cristiano Burlan, 90’ World Premier (SP)
  • Permanência, by Leonardo Lacca, 85’ World Premier (PE)
  • Seewatchlook o que você vê quando olha o que enxerga?, by Michel Melamed, 79’ World Premier (RJ)
  • Tudo vai ficar da cor que você quiser, by Letícia Simões, 75’ World Premier (RJ)


  • A Deusa Branca, by Alfeu França, 30’ (RJ) – Documentary
  • Indícios 3 – quanto tempo a gente precisa ficar andando no mesmo lugar para dar um passo, by Dannon Lacerda, 12’ (RJ) – Fiction
  • La Llamada, by Gustavo Vinagre, 19’ (SP) – Documentary
  • O Bom Comportamento, by Eva Randolph, 20’ (RJ) – Fiction
  • O Rei, by Larissa Figueiredo, 25’ (PR) – Documentary
  • Tenho um dragão que mora comigo, by Wislan Esmeraldo, 17’ (CE) – Fiction


  • O Vento Lá Fora, by Marcio Debellian, 62’ World Premier (RJ)
  • De Gravata e Unha Vermelha, by Miriam Chnaiderman, 86’ (SP)
  • Guardiões do Samba, by Eric and Marc Belhassen, 81’ World Premier (SP)
  • Ídolo, de Ricardo Calvet, 103’ World Premier (RJ)
  • Para Sempre Teu Caio F., by Cande Salles , 90’ World Premier (RJ)


  • Andrea Tonacci, by Rodrigo Grota, 25’ (PR) – Documentary
  • Araca – O Samba em Pessoa, by Aleques Eiterer, 20’ (RJ) – Documentary
  • Caetana, by Felipe Nepomuceno, 15’ (RJ) – Documentary
  • Nora, by Gabriel Mendes and Fernando Munõz , 7’ (RJ) – Documentary


  • Na Quebrada, by Fernando Grostein Andrade, 90’ (SP)


  • Encantados, by Tizuka Yamasaki, 78’ World Premier (RJ)

More airlines move into Terminal 3 at São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 12.04.41Opened in May 2014, the new Terminal 3 at São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport continues to expand. During August 2014 four more airlines moved to the new terminal. These included Air France, British Airways, KLM, and Iberia. They join Air Canada, Alitalia, China Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar, Singapore Airlines, Swiss Airlines, TAP, Turkish and United, that have already moved their operations to the new terminal. The main Brazilian carrier, TAM, will move later in the year by which time 80% of the airport’s international flights will be using the terminal.

While many carriers fly direct to Rio de Janeiro, many others choose to offer connecting international flights to-and-from Rio over São Paulo.

A number of new shops and restaurants have also opened including landside in the new terminal including the first Brazilian branch of Red Lobster which is located in the hallway that links Terminal 3 and 2. Other food options include Garrets, Carl’s Jr., Jimmy’s Buffet Margaritaville Ráscal, Viena Snacks, Desfruti, Olive Garden, Piola Piola and Casa Bauduco.

Stores include the bookshop Saraiva, FNAC, and airside, along GRU Avenue, can be found Amsterdam Sauer, Kate Spade, Lacoste, Track & Field, Coach, Burberry, Emporio Armani and Victoria’s Secret.

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 12.04.58Star Alliance has also opened its new Lounge. About 1,350 square meters in size, the lounge can accommodate up to 295 guests and is open daily from 12.00 noon to 03.00. Access is for passengers traveling on Star Alliance member airlines from Guarulhos in First or Business Class or holding Star Alliance Gold Status. The lounge is located on the mezzanine level, overlooking the atrium and the airport apron beyond, and can easily be reached by escalators or elevators.

In line with the new Star Alliance lounge concept, local touches and flavours have been combined with global branding elements. This has allowed for the creation of a very Brazilian look and feel, reflecting a strong artesian heritage. The use of wood, rope, natural fibers and typical ceramic finishing bring coziness to a sophisticated interior and provides a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere to customers.

The lounge was developed and is operated by In Flight Solutions Brasil on behalf of the Star Alliance. For those wishing to work, free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the lounge, with convenient power and USB outlets available. A dedicated business center and free Wi-Fi printing is also provided.

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First equestrian teams qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics

Screen Shot 2014-08-31 at 19.18.47With the results at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in France the eventing teams from Germany, Britain, Netherlands, France, Australia and Ireland have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Showjumping teams to qualify for Rio include the Netherlands, France, US, Germany and  Sweden.

They join the German, British and Dutch dressage teams that became the first in any sport to qualify for the Rio Olympic games.

Brazil has automatically qualified as the next Olympic host nation.