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Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury Luiz Bolognesi

A Tupinambá warrior fighting against Portuguese colonialist, in slave revolts and the resistance against the military regime – 600 years of Brazilian history in a breathtaking animation.

Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury

Animated Film
75 minutes

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Fabiano Gullane
Luiz Bolognesi
Rica Amabis, Tejo Damasceno, Pupillo
Anna Caiado, Daniel Greco
Luiz Bolognesi
This new Brazilian animation is both daring and impressive. Daring because it is an attempt to bring together 600 years of Brazilian history. Impressive because it does so in a thrilling love story for adults and tells its tale in breathtaking images. The Tupinambá warrior Abeguar travels through time, fighting the Portuguese colonialists, launching himself into the slave revolts of the 19th century, and taking part in the resistance against the military regime of the 1970s. The immortal hero’s great love for his (mortal) wife Janaína links the episodes and transports both to a fictitious future in 2096, where Abeguar must once more fight against sinister powers and for his love.

---Annegret Richter