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By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – The annual awards ceremony for the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro, or the Brazilian Oscars as it is also known, was held in Teatro João Caetano in Rio de Janeiro last week. The independent drama É Proibido Fumar emerged victorious from the event, winning five of the six categories in which it was nominated, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and the coveted Best Feature Film.

The film, which . . .

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