The 20th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival Opens Today

The ‘Festival do Rio’ (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) will be showing 200 films from more than sixty countries in the space of eleven days; while alongside the festival there will also be seminars, workshops, debates and more.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday, November 1st, sees the start of the biggest film festival in Rio’s calendar, ‘Festival do Rio’ (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival). The eleven-day festival (November 1st to Sunday, November 11th) will open with a midnight screening of British director Steve McQueen’s latest film, ‘The Widows’.

Th 20th edition of Festival do Rio will screen 84 Brazilian productions across its various sections during the celebration of the cinematographic arts. The wealth and depth of the Brazilian films screening reinforces the festival's place as the main . . .

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