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The Famous and the Dead

By Esmir Filho

Country: Brazil, France

Original title: Os Famosos e os Duendes da Morte

Director: Esmir Filho

Casting: Henriqué Larré, Ismael Caneppele, Tuane Eggers, Samuel Reginatto, Aurea Baptista, Adriana Seiffert

Production year: 2009

Runtime: 01h41

Production company: Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre; Dezenove Som e Imagem; Dueto Filmes; Ioiô Filmes; Umedia; Warner Bros.

A 16-year-old Bob Dylan fan reaches the whole world through the Internet while watching his days go by in a small German town in rural Brazil. The return of a mysterious figure plunges him into memories and a world beyond reality.

Locarno 2009 – Competition

São Paulo International Film Festival – 2009

Rio FF 2009 – Best Feature & Fipresci Prize

Valdivia 2009 – Best director

Brasilia 2009 – Special Jury Mention

San Francisco International Film Festival – 2010

Berlin 2010 – Generation 14plus

Guadalajara FF 2010 – Audience award, Fipresci Prize, Best First Feature, Best Cinematographer

Cine de Punta del Este 2010 – Best Feature

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2010 – ADF Cinematography Award