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As a perfect antidote to the Carnival hedonism, the CCBB is taking a well-timed look back at the best of last year's cinema releases, with two national and ten international titles on rotation at the cultural centres cinema.
The local talent comes in the form of Cláudio Assis' 2011 flick A Febre do Rato. Set in Recife to a heavy soundtrack (penned by Nação Zumbi's singer Jorge du Peixe), it follows the anarchist poet Zizo who, as the title's classic Pernambucan phrase suggests, is heading out of control. Music According to Tom Jobim is the second Brazilian offering, a beautiful, musical vision of the great composers life (see our review for more details).
Internationally better-known films come in the form of Martin Scorsese's Hugo (see our interview with the director) and Ben Affleck's triumphant Argo, whilst cult hits like This is Not a Film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi and Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, making it a great opportunity to catch up on a few films that may have slipped through the net and deserve to be watched on the big (if not the biggest) screen.