- DEC/08 – Estômago is released in Spain and wins one more prize.
On Friday, December 18 th , amongst Christmas releases, the Brazilian film Estômago is released on Spanish theaters. Highly awaited after receiving the major awards at the prestigious Semana Internacional de Cinema de Valladolid, the film is part of Alta Films portfolio, one of the biggest film distributors in Spain, launching Estômago with 50 prints, half of it subtitled and half of it dubbed. The Spanish release is 3 times as bigger as the Brazilian release. And on 18 th of December, on the occasion of Estômago's pre-premieres in Spain , the film has also received the Audience Award at the III Cine Fest Brasil Barcelona. Estômago has now 18 awards, 14 international.
- NOV/08 – Estômago conquers the Iberian Peninsula.
Two weeks after receiving four awards at the Valladolid Festival, Spain , Estômago won on November 16 th the Audience Award and Best Actress Award, to Fabiula Nascimento, at the Funchal International Film Festival, Portugal .
- NOV/08 – Estômago wins four awards in Spain.
Estômago was the big winner at the 53 rd Semana Internacional de Cine en Valadolid , Spain . Besides the main award, the Golden Spike for Best Feature, granted unanimously by the International Jury, the film received the Youth Jury Award. Marcos Jorge was awarded Best New Director and João Miguel Best Actor (divided ex-aequo with actor Unax Ugalde). The Semana Internacional (or Seminici, as usually know) is, according Variety Magazine, “the most traditional and serious film festival in Spain ”. To put the prizes into perspective, the Golden Spike had already been awarded to filmmakers such as Elia Kazan, Ingmar Bergman, François Truffaut, Luchino Visconti, Alain Resnais, Zhang Yimou, Ridley Scott, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Kim Ki-Duk and Bernardo Bertolucci. Estômago accounts for 16 awards, 11 internationally.
OCT/08 – Estômago gets another award and participates at more festivals.
Described by the French press as “original, insolent and politically incorrect, a staggering parabola of power”, Estômago received this Saturday, October 4 th , the Jury Prize at the 17 th Biarritz Film Festival. It is Estômago's 11 th award, the 6 th internationally.
SEP/08 – Estômago in America .
This month, Estômago begins a series of festivals around the world, especially in the USA . The fist will be the Latinbeat 2008, promoted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City . Later it goes to Texas , where it will participate at the open night at the Fantastic Fest, with a dinner inspired by the film after the screening, and continues its journey at the AFI Latin American Film Festival in Los Angeles . Crossing the Atlantic , the film participates at the Antalya Film Festival in Turkey .
JUN/08 - In nine out of ten weeks in Brazilian theaters, Estômago was the largest national box office.
Estômago completed ten weeks being screened in Brazilian theaters on June 19th. It was the largest box office for a national film in nine weeks. Estômago was also in Brazilian magazine Veja’s top ten movie list for ten weeks in a roll and it’s already the fourth biggest box office in the list of Brazilian movies.
MAY/08 - Estômago wins another international award.
The jury of The Latin American Film Festival, carried through 7 and 14 of May in Utrecht, Netherlands, conferred the Latin Angel Youth Award to the film Estômago, by Marcos Jorge. It's the 9th award received for this film, the 5th out of Brazil.
MAY/08 – MARCOS JORGE is one of the best directors of the new Brazilian cinema, according to VARIETY Magazine.
The American Magazine Variety, in its Special Edition in Cannes on May 16th analyzed the new Brazilian cinema and listed ten filmmakers there are currently making waves in their latest efforts. Marcos Jorge is one of them, along with Breno Silveira, Heitor Dhalia and Marcelo Gomes.
Read the full article in: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117985814.html?c=-1
MAR/08 - Estômago wins best latin american film in the Uruguay International Film Festival.
“ESTÔMAGO – A Gastronomic Story” won best latin american film in the XXVI Festival Cinematográfico Internacional do Uruguay, held in Montevideo from 15th to 30th of March 2008.
FEV/08 - Estômago is the best film in the Punta del Este Festival
“ESTÔMAGO – A Gastronomic Story” took the awards for Best Film and Best Actor (given to protagonist João Miguel), in the XI Festival Internacional de Cinema de Punta del Este. The film beat out 16 others from Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Spain, France, China, Mexico and Venezuela. Almost 100 films were shown during the festival including features, documentaries and shorts.
FEV/08 - Estômago wins awards in Rotterdam Festival
“ESTÔMAGO – A Gastronomic Story” won awards in its international debut. In Rotterdam, ESTÔMAGO received the LIONS AWARD, dedicated to the best Sturm und Drang film in the festival and came in second place for audience choice out of 196 films, behind only an animated movie. Four of ESTÔMAGO’s showings were completely full and an estimated 2000 people viewed the movie during the festival.
FEV/08 - Estômago competes in international festivals in Dublin, Punta del Este and Miami
The movie “ESTÔMAGO – A Gastronomic Story” continues its international career. In February, besides the Berlin Culinary Cinema Festival, the film will compete in the Jameson Dublin Film Festival (Irland); in the Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este (Uruguay); and in the Miami International Film Festival (USA).
JAN/08 - Estômago is chosen for festivals in Berlin, Rotterdam and Miami
On January 29, the film will have its international premiere in the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. In February, the film will be part of selection for Berlin Film Festival (including a dinner with the director after the showing with a special menu based on the storyline) and at the end of the month, it will premiere in the US at the Miami International Film Festival.
OUT/07 - Estômago big winner at the Rio Festival
“ESTÔMAGO – A Gastronomic Story”, a feature by Marcos Jorge was the big winner at the Festival do Rio 2007, this Thursday (4). Besides being elected “Best Film” in the audience choice category, it also picked up trophies for best actor (João Miguel) and special mention for supporting actor Babu Santana.