Rio Breaks (2011)




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"Rio Breaks" tells the story of two best friends, Fabio and Naama, as they navigate their way between life in the slums and surfing on their favorite beach. Thirteen-year-old Fabio and 12-year-old Naama live in a huge favela near Arpoador Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What will happen to these best friends? Will their friendship survive the pressures of life in the favela? Can surfing offer a way out and the possibility of a better life?
Art House & International , Documentary , Special Interest
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Bodie Olmos
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Critic Reviews for Rio Breaks

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | November 15, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

The film offers a valuable insight into the underside of a country that's about to host the World Cup and the Olympic Games.

Full Review… | June 5, 2011

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Full Review… | June 2, 2011
Independent (UK)

This is not your ordinary movie about young men surfing the waves in places like Rio.

June 2, 2011
London Evening Standard

Charts the trials of two boys hoping to win a surfing contest to escape the grinding poverty of Rio's Favela.

Full Review… | June 2, 2011
Daily Mirror (UK)

The sun-kissed footage of the kids seizing the opportunity to escape from the hardships of their home lives may not be particularly spectacular, but their stories are laced with poignancy.

Full Review… | June 2, 2011
Radio Times

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