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NOT BY CHANCE (íNAO POR ACASO)
dir. Philippe Barcinski
Brazil, 2007, 90 minutes
English Subtitles

2008 Latin American Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 7:00 pm
Barcinskiís Vrst feature is a powerful drama about love and loss. Not By Chance is the story of two control-obsessed characters: Enio, a supervisor at a trafVc control operation centre and Pedro, a snooker player who seeks absolute mastery of his technique. Tragedy strikes when Enio's ex-wife and Pedo's wife die in a car accident. Pedro then meets Lucia and tries to re-live moments he once shared with his wife. Enio, on the other hand, encounters the daughter he didnít know he had. Eventually, the two men must decide between their own obsessions and the new opportunities life has given them. Winner of Best Director at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival. English sub-titles.