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Blood (O Sangue)

Late notice, we know, but there's a Brazilian double bill at the Library Theatre tonight, as Birmingham International Film Society flys the flag for world cinema. And there's another double bill at the same venue next week.

Tonight's offering is Favela Rising (12A) at 6.15pm, a documentary set in Rio De Janeiro about Anderson Sa, who fights back against oppression with music and dance, followed by Birdwatchers (15) at 8pm, where the indigenous natives in Brazil fight back against the landowners.

As for next week;

Tuesday 23rd February 6.15pm
Blood (O Sangue) (15)
Dir: Pedro Costa Portugal 1989
1hr 35mins Portuguese with subtitles
Cast: Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês de Medeiros

The directing debut of Costa, Blood is the tale of Vicente and his younger brother Nino, who live with their father in a dishevelled house on the outskirts of the capital. Their mother has long been gone and their father is often absent and lapses into a fury when he is with his sons. The boys have a friend in Clara, a primary school teacher who lives nearby. When their father dies, the boys slowly discover his legacy with the help of their uncle. Shot in monochrome, this is like a film out of time - in the best possible sense.

'A cinematic love letter' DvdTalk


Tuesday 23rd February 8pm
Tricks (12A)
Dir: Andrzej Jakimowski Poland 2008
1hr 35mins Polish with subtitles
Cast: Damian Ul, Ewelina Walendziak, Rafał Guźniczak

Jakimowski’s film is a charming, bittersweet story set in a small Polish town during a long hot summer. Six-year-old Stefek is convinced that a brown-suited, briefcase-carrying commuter who changes trains every day at the local station is his long-lost father. Despite his teenage sister Elka insisting it isn’t him, Stefek sets out to employ every trick he can think of - including magic - to reunite this man with his lonely mother.

‘Beautifully filmed…Tricks is a delight’
Eye for Film

Tickets £3.50 waged, £2.50 concessions.
Special price for both films on the night - £6 waged, £4 concessions.

Available in advance from or on the door on the night.

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