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'The Other End' named Rio best film

Felipe Sholl’s feature directorial debut earned top honours as the 18th edition of the Rio Film Festival concluded on Sunday night by honouring new voices of Brazilian cinema.

The Redentor awards were handed out at Espaco Cultural Bnds, where The Other End also received the best actress prize for Karine Teles, who stars in the unusual love story between a teenage boy and the female patient of his psychoanalyst mother.

The Other End explores the idea that love can be found in unexpected places with irony and lightness. Sholl dealt with a similar theme in (2007), the winner of the Teddy award for best short film at Berlinale that centres on two young men who meet in a public bathroom.

A Woman And The Father, Cristiane Oliveira’s first feature, picked up three awards. Oliveira took the best director award, while the young newcomer Verónica Perrotta was named best supporting actress and cinematographer Heloisa Passos won the

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