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Among the 10 films competing for the festival’s top award—the Knight Foundation Grand Jury Prize—is “Blue Blood” (“Sangue Azul) from Brazil. The film has already recently garnered the top prizes at the Rio International Film Festival including awards for best picture, best director and best supporting actor.
MIFF 2015, which will take place from March 6-15, 2015, will play host to more than 120 films from 40 countries, including 14 world premieres and 22 North American premieres.
“Sangue Azul” is the tale of when a fabled circus returns to the exotic, captivating island Fernanda de Noronha off the coast of Brasil, the troupe’s young, brave leading man– known as the human cannonball– tries to reconcile his innate fear of drowning and troubled past coupled with bizarre family reunions that rival death-defying circus stunts by performers living on the precipice of disaster.
MIFF is notable as the only major film festival worldwide produced by a college or university, MIFF presents internationally-acclaimed and buzzed-about features that will screen during the 10 day festival.
As in previous years, festival films will play at the historic Gusman Theater in Downtown Miami as well as at six other venues across the city including the Miami Beach Cinematheque, Tower Theater, Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema Miami Beach, Cinépolis and Regal South Beach.