Rio 2096 – A Story of Love and FuryRio 2096 – Uma História de Amor e Fúria
Winner Best Feature Film, 2013, Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Winner Audience Award, 2013, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
Winner Best Film, 2013, 4th Braqeq Brazil Film Festival.
In 2013, this animated feature won the top award at what is considered the “Festival de Cannes” for animations in Annecy, France. Fusing computer graphics and hand drawings, Rio 2096 is the epic animated story of Abeguar, an indigenous warrior who traverses 600 years of Brazilian history – past and future. Born in 1566, Abeguar was chosen by the gods to lead his people against the forces of oppression. To arm him in his battle, he is gifted the ability to transform into a bird and reincarnate himself at different points in Brazilian history, from the Portuguese colonisation of the 1500s, through to slavery and dictatorship, culminating in the sci-fi, far-flung future of the year 2096. Travelling with him through time is the love of his life, Janaína, a fierce warrior in her own right.
Preceded by NZ short film, Abiogenesis
2012 | 5 mins | Directed by Richard Mans
A strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses it to undergo a startling transformation that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.
2013 | 98 mins | ANIMATION, HISTORICAL, SCI-FI
“Combining computer and hand-drawn animation to excellent effect, Rio 2096 is uncommonly sophisticated in its themes and execution” – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
DIRECTOR: Luiz Bolognesi
EDITOR: Helena Maura
ANIMATION DIRECTOR: Bruno Monteiro
MUSIC: Rica Amabis, Tejo Damasceno, Pupillo
PRODUCTION: Fabiano Gullane, Caio Gullane, Luiz Bolognesi, Laís Bodanzky, Marcos Barreto, Debora Ivanov, Gabriel Lacerda
Fri 25 April 8.45pm
Sun 27 April 1.30pm
Fri 2 May 2.30pm
Sun 4 May 8.00pm
Fri 9 May 8.45pm
Wed 14 May 8.00pm
Fri 16 May 2.00pm
Sun 18 May 8.00pm
Fri 23 May 6.00pm