A collaboration between The Museum of Modern Art and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, the annual *Premiere Brazil!* festival introduces New York audiences to original and accomplished work by both new and established Brazilian filmmakers.
To celebrate the 10th edition of *Premiere Brazil!,* we present exciting new works by filmmakers we have previously featured, including Eduardo Coutinho, the subject of a *Premiere Brazil!* retrospective in 2009; Beto Brant, in his third appearance; Selton Mello, who premiered his first film, *Merry Christmas* in the 2009 edition; Breno Silveira, whose *Two Sons of Francisco* screened in 2006; and Eryk Rocha, whose feature debut, *Passerby*, delivers on the promise of his short films from previous *Premiere Brazil!* festivals.
Talented newcomers to *Premiere Brazil!* include Kiko Goifman and Claudia Priscilla, with the astonishing documentary *Look at Me Again*; and Vinicius Coimbra, whose Brazilian Western, *Matraga*, shows an impressive grasp of period filmmaking.
Special treats for the 10th anniversary include a restored print of Leon Hirszman's beloved 1972 drama *São Bernardo*, as well as two films by a group of young directors about their life in their *favelas*: *5 x Favela: Now By Ourselves*, a collection of five fiction shorts about various aspects of favela-dwelling; and *Peace in Rio*, a documentary about the controversial social policing of the favelas.
Organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art; and Ilda Santiago and Vilma Lustosa, Directors, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.