Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, the feature debut from Brazilian director Luiz Bolognesi, has won the top prize at Annecy Film Festival. The film revolves "around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years." The story is set in four phases of Brazil's history: colonization, slavery, during the military regime and in the future, in the midst of wars over water. It is the first Brazilian film to play in competition at Annecy.
Other prize winners include Oscar-winner Chris Landreth (Ryan) winning best short film for Subconscious Password and Australian Julian Frost taking home best commissioned film for the viral hit Dumb Ways To Die. The audience award goes to Fernando Cortizo Rodriguez's O Apostolo, Spain's first stop-motion feature, while Marc Boreal and Thibaut Chatel's My Mother Is In America, And She Met Buffalo Bill earns a special mention.
Embedded below is the English-subbed trailer for the top prize winner Rio 2096: A Story Of Love And Fury.
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