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    RIO DE JANEIRO'S SECOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENED AT THE METRO COPACABANA, ??? CINEMA ON?

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    CINEMA; GUESTS; CROWDS; ROBERT RIEN; MARIA DA GLORIA; JEAN-LUC GODARD; GLENN FORD; POSTER 'OLIVER'; POLICE; GUESTS LEAVING.




    Initials NAC/VS/CT/ES



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    Background: RIO DE JANEIRO'S SECOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENED AT THE METRO COPACABANA, ??? CINEMA ON MONDAY. TWENTY-ONE NATIONS ARE TAKING PART, SEVENTEEN HAVE ENTERED FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILMS.

    THE BRITISH MUSICAL MOTION PICTURE 'OLIVER', NOMINATED FOR TWELVE ACADEMY AWARDS (OSCARS) THIS YEAR, OFFICIALLY OPENED THE FESTIVAL. THE CAROL REED PRODUCTION, BASED ON CHARLES DICKENS' NOVEL 'OLIVER TWIST', WAS SHOWN TO AN INVITED AUDIENCE OF FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS. GUESTS INCLUDED ROBERT RIEN, THE FRENCH DIRECTOR AND HIS WIFE, GLENN FORD, JEAN-LUC GODARD AND CLAUDE LELOUCH, DIRECTOR OF THE ACCLAIMED 'UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME'.

    THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION AT THE GALA PERFORMANCE HOWEVER. THE FRENCH DELEGATION WALKED OUT WHEN THEY FOUND THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR THEM. THEN BRAZILIAN DIRECTOR FERNANDO CAMPOS WAS BARRED FROM A COCKTAIL PARTY FOR NOT WEARING A TIE. HE STORMED OUT ANGRILY, SHOUTING: "WHAT IS THIS, A FILM FESTIVAL, OR A TIE FESTIVAL?".

    OTHER FILMS TO BE SHOWN AT THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE "2001 - A SPACE ODYSSEY", AND "THE LION IN WINTER". BESIDES THE MAIN CINEMA, THREE OTHERS WILL BE USED TO SCREEN COMPETITION FILMS.

    THERE IS A SECOND SIDE TO THE FESTIVAL. DEALERS AND DISTRIBUTERS FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A SPECIAL 'INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET' AIMED AT PROMOTING AND EASING THE WORLD-WIDE EXCHANGE OF FILM.

    THE FIRST RIO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WAS HELD IN SEPTEMBER 1969. FROM NOW ON IT WILL BE A BI-ANNUAL EVENT ALTERNATING WITH THE SIMILAR FESTIVAL IN MAR DEL PLATA, ARGENTINA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3X9JI0LQFPSM3GFSJRMBHC60
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3X9JI0LQFPSM3GFSJRMBHC60
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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