Last days: L’heure d’été open air cinema – Rio de Janeiro

For the seventh time, Cinema Galeries organizes l’Heure d’été, a film festival sponsored by the Echevinat de la Culture of the City of Brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region. Each year, the program is designed to guide viewers into the discovery of an international city.

This year the city of Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian cinema are the guests of honor. On this occasion, the organizers have decided to explore a different side to Brazil: people living in the margins, the Israeli intelligence service searching criminals of war, the rich history of Brazilian music and dance, parades of runway queens and exuberant transvestites.

At Cinema Galeries, a photographic exhibition shows the struggle of the minorities for a new kind of democracy. Several documentaries will show the country’s most recent situation and its political change. Among them, O Processo (Best Feature: Visions Du Réel 2018, Berlinale 2018) portrays the trial of Dilma Rousseff and her defense struggling to prove her innocence in the face of a corrupt system.

The festival aims to take viewers to discover the city through a selection of films that have been shot or are directly related to the culture of the country.


A giant screen of 8m x 15m will be installed at the sports area on the Left Bank of Brussels les Bains. The other sessions will be screened at Cinema Galeries.

Good to know:

Open air cinema (Brussels Beach, 22:00)

Thursday 02.08 :     Carioca (Flying Down to Rio)  (Thornton Freeland, 99′)
Friday 03.08 : La cité de Dieu  (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, 135′)
Saturday 04.08 : Rio 2096: Uma historia de amor e furia (Luiz Bolognesi, 98′)
Thursday 09.08 :     Une famille brésilienne (Walter Salles, 113′)
Friday 10.08 : Avril Brisé (Walter Salles, 90′)
Sataurday 11.08 :   Motorcycle Diaries ( Walter Salles, 126′)

Indoor cinema (Cinema Galeries):

05.08 / 15:00 : La Cité de Dieu (Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, 135′)
05.08 / 19:00 : Casa grande (Fellipe Barbosa, 117′)
08.08 / 19:00 : O Processo (Maria Augusta Ramos, 100′)
12. 08 /19:00 : Obscuro Barroco (Evangelia Kranioti, 60′)