Mr. Filho suddenly collapsed in his chair while participating in an ‘Open Forum' programme at the 42nd IFFI venue on Sunday. He was cracking jokes, laughing on jokes at the Forum.
Filho, the director of the biggest production house 'Atlantica Cinematographica' in Brazil was in India with his film 'Mario Filho : The Creator of Crowds' as part of Soccer package.
A filmmaker and Journalist from Rio de Janerio, Filho's other notable films include Bye Bye Romario, Pele, O Papa da Bola.
Renowned directors, artistes expressed condolences on Filho's death. I think this is first of its kind happened at IFFI Goa. Many events were cancelled to pay tribute to the director.
I write this blog to express condolence on the traggic incident IFFI faced on 27th November 2011.