NZ films at 5th Reel Brazil Film Festival
I would like invite all Actors Equity members to the 5th Reel Brazil Film Festival, taking place in Auckland (24 April - 4 May) at Rialto Cinema, Wellington (8 - 18 May) at the Paramount Theatre and Nelson (21 - 25 May) at the Suter Cinema.
As an actor I've always enjoyed watching movies at Film Festivals.I grew up watching French, Italian, Japanese and other films, and feel like it's had a really positive influence on me as a professional actor now. The differences, specificities and particularities of the acting in different languages and cultures fascinate me. Brazilian cinema isn't as well known as cinema from the countries I mentioned above, but like the others, there is a specific style of acting in Brazil that we see coming through the films. Call it field research if you like, but I highly recommend watching as many foreign films as you can, not just Brazilian. I am very proud that New Zealand has a Brazilian film festival with an outstanding selection of films. Alongside that I also get a chance to watch my Brazilian colleagues in action and a snapshot of different aspects of our culture that's changed so much since I left Brazil.
I hope you give it a go. If you get back to me I'm more than happy to recommend some films. They are all good but I do have my favourites, based on the actors involved.
Hope to see you there. A big hug,