Actor Sergio Ramone made his way to the 2013 Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival. (Jesus Salazar/Living Out Loud LA)
The 2013 Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival (Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood) presented the best and most recent selection of films in that country.
With great success, the opening night of the festival took place where the best of Brazilian cinema actors, producers, directors and musicians paraded down the red carpet as well as other personalities from the Portuguese-speaking nation that contributed to the development of this industry.
Details and calendar of the festival, which will take place from July 31 to August 4 in the Egyptian theatre, were presented where every day you will see different variety of films.
In this evening full of entertainment (besides the exhibition of two excellent short films), there was a very close coexistence with the public, actors and filmmakers, who enjoyed dancing and typical Brazilian food. The closure of the night was granted to musician Rodrigo Pitta, a renowned singer and composer from Brazil.
Two excellent productions opened the show, including While My Guitar Gently Weeps, a drama about a teenage girl who struggles to find her identity. It was directed by acclaimed, award-winning Anna Muylaert. The short film by Rafael Aidar, The Package, premiered as well. It lasted about 18 minutes as it showed the life of high school adolescents in Brazil when involved in the difficult world of AIDS.
Talize Sayegh, director and founder of the festival, said they felt very proud of the response of the public. He also showed enthusiasm when stating he was happy they’re premiering several pieces this year.
Meanwhile, renowned actor Sergio Marone said, “I feel grateful to be invited for the third time to this festival.” In the past, he’s served as a presenter. He went on to mention he is happy that Brazilian actors are presented and recognized in the world and, above all, that independent films are getting recognition.