Pick Up Your Guns And Prepare For A BRAZILIAN WESTERN

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Just announced as part of the Contemporary World Cinema program at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rene Sampaio's Brazilian Western (Faroeste Caboclo) looks to be a stylish bit of cultural appropriation with American western elements fused to a very local story inspired by a popular song. TIFF describes it like this:

Loosely based on legendary Brasilia rock band Legiao Urbana's seminal folk song, René Sampaio's lyrical, fable-like debut feature follows a young man from the provinces who decides to try his luck in the capital, where he falls in with a rough crowd -- and falls for a senator's daughter.
The trailer for this one is super promising ... take a look below.

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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "The trailer for this one is super promising"

    No, I disagree Mr Brown, looks entertaining, buuuuuuuut I don´t know, bits and pieces from Cidade de Deus/City of God (2002) , Tropa de Elite (2007) , O Homem do Ano/The Man of the Year (2003) etc...maybe it works, who knows, thanks for the trailer.

  • hutch

    This indeed looks promising. Thanks for the tip.

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