EYE on Brazil
On August 14 EYE International kicked off a two-month festival collaboration with the Brazilian organisation SESI (Brazilian Social Services for Industry) that sees a Dutch feature or short film compilation screened every week at more than 50 SESI centres within 35 towns across the Sao Paulo region. Comments EYE director Sandra den Hamer: "We are very honoured with the sincere and great interest of our Brazilian partners in Dutch cinema.
With a programme of 20 Dutch films travelling to 35 cities in the state of Sao Paulo, this is an amazing showcase for a small cinema country like Holland."
At the same time EYE International is collaborating on the Café Amsterdam festival in Rio (1 - 5 September) with a film programme consisting mainly of book adaptations.
Dutch filmmakers in attendance are director/screenwriter Rudolf van den Berg (Tirza), director Reinout Oerlemans (Stricken), screenwriter Gert Embrechts (Stricken) and screenwriter Lotte Tabbers (Taking Chances).
Following the screening of Tirza and Taking Chances van den Berg and Tabbers will, together with bookauthors Arnon Grunberg and Marjolijn Hof, talk with audiences about the process of film adaptation.Reinout Oerlemans and Gert Embrechts will be present with the screening of their film Stricken.
The Café Amsterdam festival is organised together with the Dutch Foundation for Literature with the support of the Netherlands Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro.