(24/08/06) The 63rd Venice Film Festival, the longest-running festival in the world and which takes place between 30 August and 09 September, is dedicating a section of this year’s programme to the work of the one of the founding fathers of Brazilian Cinema Novo, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade. Under the guidance of Alice de Andrade, the young filmmaker and daughter of Joaquim Pedro, 14 works constituting his entire cinematographic oeuvre have now been restored in the 2K format.
Andrade’s most famous work remains Macunaìma, drawn from the homonymous novel, which inaugurated the “Tropicalist” movement and was presented at the Official Selection of the 1969 Mostra. Other films include the documentary about Garrincha, the football legend (Garrincha, Alegria do Povo) and several other documentaries dealing with quintessentially Brazilian topics, all of which have become classics of the country’s national cinema.
Other highlights of the festival includes the premiere of Brian de Palma’s new film The Black Dahlia and Stephen Frear’s film about the death of Princess Diana, The Queen. David Lynch will be honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and his film Inland Empire will be presented in the non-competitive section.