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Monday, May 18, 2009

Brazilian Films
Co-sponsored by
the Brazilian Consulate General of Vancouver, BC
and the Latin American Studies Program, SFU


All films at
Simon Fraser University , Vancouver Campus at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
Room 1800, Terasen Cinema
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Films in Portuguese with English Subtitles

A Dona da Historia ( Owner of the Story ) Tuesday May 19, 6:30 pm

87 minutes - A 50 year-old woman who analyses her past. She pictures herself when she was 20 years old and she re-creates the story of her life through a game of innumerous possibilities... What if she wouldn't have gone to that ball? What if... instead of meeting the man of her life, with whom she married and had kids, she would have called a girlfriend and they went to the theater? What would be her destiny? What would have happened? In the plot the present talks to the past. A young woman projects her future in a fascinating game between memories and desires. Director: Daniel Filho .

A Partilha ( The Inheritance )

Friday May 22, 6:30 pm

96 minutes - In modern Rio de Janeiro , four very different sisters get together for the first time in years, following their mother's death. Among other items in their agenda is splitting (the title- "A Partilha") their mother's inheritance among the four sisters. During the division of the inherited apartment and old furniture, they argue and fight with each other, but at the same time they remember the good old past and discover many new things about them. Before it's over, new paths will be taken in their lives. Director: Daniel Filho

Domesticas ( Maids )

Tuesday May 26, 6:30 pm

88 minutes - Five maids in Sao Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other, ride busses, work, and have longings: Rai for a husband, Creo for her lost daughter, Roxane for a career in modeling. Quiteria is naive, a gull for thieves. Cida has a husband and also a lover. While each woman gets what she wishes for (more or less), it doesn't always make things better. As Roxane says, no child sets out to become a maid. But once there, are all other doors closed? Director: Fernando Meirelles

Durval Discos ( Durval Records )

Friday May 29, 6:30 pm

96 minutes - Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of "Durval Discos", a record store they own in Sao Paulo , specializing in vinyl records. They lead a boring and unattractive life, until the day Durval hires a maid, Celia, to help his mother with the housekeeping. However, on her second day, Celia goes away leaving a 5-year-old child behind, Kiki, and a note promising to be back in a couple of days. Durval and Carmita are charmed by the child at first, but soon they see some sad news about Celia and Kiki on TV that will change the whole situation. Director: Anna Muylaert .

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Jeanne Persoon
Secretary to the Director
Latin American Studies Program
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC Canada, V5A 1S6
Phone: 778.782.3144 Fax: 778.782.5799

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