68th Berlin International Film Festival

Held between 15 and 25 February, this year Berlinale had 12 Brazilian productions and co-productions. Brazil took 7 awards.

 

Tinta Bruta, by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon, took the Teddy (Award for LGBT-themed productions) for Best Fiction Long. The production is also the portal of the International Confederation of Film and Art (CICAE) – an honor celebrated among European exhibitors.
The film tells the story of Pedro, a young homosexual who earns money and exploits his own identity through performances in chat rooms on the internet.

 

Bixa Travesty, by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman and script co-written by Linn da Quebrada, took the Teddy of Best Documentary. The film presents a trajectory and development of the musical career of the 27-year-old artist, born in the eastern zone of São Paulo and who declares himself  “bixa travesti”.

 

With almost 10 minutes of applause in the debut session, the documentary The Process, by Maria Augusta Ramos, was in third place in the prize of the public in the Documentary category, Panorama, parallel show of the Berlin Festival. The film shows behind the scenes the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.