October 31, 2005
Stars go up the jungle for Amazon film fest
SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Italian screen legend Claudia
Cardinale, French director Roman Polanski and Spanish star
Victoria Abril are due to be special guests at a film festival
in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, Brazil, next weekend,
It will the second year the World Adventure Film Festival
-- "dedicated to the human spirit of adventure" -- has been
It features a competition of eight international films
based on adventure, another eight ethnic and wildlife
documentaries, and a competition of short films from Brazil and
Canadian director Norman Jewison whose, films include "The
Thomas Crown Affair" will head the features jury.
Films will be shown from Nov 4-10 at the Amazonas Opera
House, a renaissance-style theater built in 1896 when a rubber
boom brought riches to Manaus.
The opening movie is Lasse Hallstrom's "An Unfinished Life"
starring Robert Redford and Jennifer Lopez.