The castle in Kazimierz * Saturday (August 1, 2009) * 9:00 p.m.

Bossa Nova at TWO RIVERSIDES! We invite you to come to the third edition of Film and Art Festival TWO RIVERSIDES in Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec by the Vistula River, August 1st – 9th, 2009. The opening concert will be held in Kazimierz Dolny castle on August 1st, 2009 at 9.00 p.m. This year the Honorary Patron is the Ambassador of Brazil in Poland. For the opening of the festival, we have prepared a special concert of original bossa nova music performed by artists from Brazil. For the first time in Poland we will have a great occasion to hear the artists that are the creators of bossa nova in Brazil. Francis Hime (a composer, pianist, vocalist and author of film music) with Olivia Hime (vocalist) and their band of 5 will be one of the greatest stars of this concert. The band members are:
  • FRANCIS HIME, piano, vocal;
  • OLIVIA HIME, vocal;
  • GABRIEL IMPROTA, guitars;
  • ANDRÉ SANTOS, contrabass;
  • DIEGO ZANGADO, percussion;
  • DIRCEU LEITE, saxophone, clarinet, woodwind instruments.
Francis Hime is the representative of classic bossa nova composers from Brazil and of the generation of artists who combined afro-Latino rhythms with sophisticated jazz. His great compositions were performed by such artists as Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethania, Gal Costa, Milton Nascimento, Toquinho, Olivia Hime and Gaetano Veloso. For years he worked with the greatest Brazilian song writer, Vinicius de Moraes. On the basis of his play Marcel Camus created his „BLACK ORPHEUS” (Golden Palm in Cannes, 1969, Oscar, 1970), which will be screened at our Festival in ‘Music My Love’ section. He also composes music for films, including those created by Bruno Barreto, one of the most interesting Brazilian filmmakers. The music and songs written for Barreto’s “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” were awarded many times and deeply rooted in the canon of film music. You will have an opportunity to hear those compositions in their original versions while the opening concert on Saturday, August 1, and then on Sunday you will watch ‘Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands’ in the presence of Francis Hime and Bruno Barreto. The latter will also be our special guest at TWO RIVERSIDES festival. There will be a lot more Latin and jazz music in the films presented at the Festival. In the Documentary section, we’ll present “Maria Bethania – a Pebble form Aruanda’. It’s a beautiful, private documentary film in which we meet Maria Bethania, one of the most famous Brazilian vocalists, with her mother and brother, Caetano Veloso (!!!) and her favourite guitarist, in a town in Bahia State celebrating Maria’s birthday. In this small town their careers started. Caetano plays with the guitarist on his own guitar, they all talk, laugh, reminisce about the old times and …. sing. Only for themselves, and for us. In another documentary, “The House of Tom” we’ll visit Antonio Carlos Jobim’s house. Our guides there will be Ana Jobim, the widow of this magnificent (C)reator of bossa nova music, and Kati de Almeida Braga, the film producer. ENJOY IT!

The song with which Francis Hime will open this year's edition of the Festival:

The recording of the first version of the song "Meu Caro Amigo" from 1976 - vocal: Chico Buarque, piano: Francis Hime.
© Copyright 2009 Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki DWA BRZEGI Kazimierz Dolny-Janowiec n/Wisłą 2008 - Dyrektor artystyczny Grażyna Torbicka. All rights reserved.
Foto - Agencja TRIADA Katarzyna Rainka oraz Tomasz Stokowski. Projekt - Bartosz Rabiej. Nazwa Festiwalu - Miroslaw Olszówka. Strona by Sara Kozińska.