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“Matraga” Wins Big at Rio International Film Festival

"Matraga" Wins Big at Rio International Film Festival

Over 300 films screened at this year’s thirteen-day-long Rio International Film Festival, concluding today with 22 awards in the Brazilian city.

Newcomer film director Vinicius Coimbra’s debut feature “A Hora E A Vez de Augusto Matraga” (Matraga), “a Brazilian ‘Western’ styled drama set in the rural farm lands of middle Brazil in which redemption and revenge are the key themes,” received four jury prizes as well as the popular vote for Best Film.

Both the Jury’s and the Audience’s Best Documentary Feature awards went to Eduardo Coutinho’ s”As Canções” (Songs) and Best Director went to Karim Aïnouz for “O Abismo Prateado” (The Silver Cliff).

Full list of awards follow with credits provided by the event:

Premiere Brazil Jury Awards
Roberto Farias, director, (Jury President), Adriana Falcão, screenwriter, Aluizio Abranches, filmmaker, Pandora da Cunha Teles, producer, and Vanessa Regone, producer, documentary.

Best Fiction Feature: A HORA E A VEZ DE AUGUSTO MATRAGA (Matraga)
Directed by Vinicius COIMBRA

Special Jury Prize: SUDOESTE (Southwest)
Directed by Eduardo NUNES

Honorable Mention: MÃE E FILHA (Mother and Daughter)
Directed by Petrus CARIRY

Best Documentary Feature: AS CANÇÕES (Songs)
Directed by Eduardo COUTINHO

Documentary Special Jury Prize: OLHE PRA MIM DE NOVO (Look At Me Again)
Directed by Kiko GOIFMAN and Claudia PRISCILLA

Best Short: QUAL QUEIJO VOCÉ QUER? (What Cheese Do You Want?)
Directed by Cíntia DOMIT BITTAR

Short – Honorable Mention: TEMPO DE CRIANÇA (Child Time)
Directed by Wagner NOVAIS

Best Director: Karim AÏNOUZ for O ABISMO PRATEADO (The Silver Cliff)

Best Actor: JOÃO MIGUEL for A HORA E A VEZ DE AUGUSTO MATRAGA (Matraga)

Best Actress: CAMILA PITANGA for EU RECEBERIA AS PIORES NOTÍCIAS DOS SEUS LINDOS LÁBIOS (I’d Receive The Worst News From Your Beautiful Lips)

Best Supporting Actress: MARIA LUÍSA MENDONÇA for AMANHÃ NUNCA MAIS (Tomorrow Never Again)

Best Supporting Actor: JOSÉ WILKER for A HORA E A VEZ DE AUGUSTO MATRAGA (Matraga)

Special Jury Prize: CHICO ANÍSIO for A HORA E A VEZ DE AUGUSTO MATRAGA (Matraga)

Best Screenplay: ODILON ROCHA for A NOVELA DAS 8 (Prime Time Soap)

Best Photography: JORDANA BERG for MARCELO YUKA NO CAMINHO DAS SETAS (Marcelo Yuka: Follow The Signs)

Best Editing: MAURO PINHEIRO JR for SUDOESTE (Southwest) and PETRUS CARIRY for
MÃE E FILHA (Mother and Daughter)

FIPRESCI Best Film Award: SUDOESTE (Southwest)
Directed by Eduardo NUNES

NOVOS RUMOS/New Trends Awards
Jury: Clélia Bessa, producer, Matheus Souza, director, Waldir Xavier, director.

Best Film : RÂNIA directed by Roberta MARQUES

Audience Awards

Best Fiction Feature: A HORA E A VEZ DE AUGUSTO MATRAGA (Matraga)
Directed by Vinicius COIMBRA

Best Documentary Feature: AS CANÇÕES (Songs)
Directed by Eduardo COUTINHO

Best Short: PASSAGEIRO (In Passing)
Directed by Bruno MELLO

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