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Films From Brazil

Like some sample to take back life from disaster. ... --- ... D/S F.K Flumen P Marians Agular L no dialogue TD Video/col/2005/3mins ... Read more
A poetic film which illustrates aspects of black culture which in Salvador, Bahia, had a remarkable impact on the arts and culture in the region. Although destroyed by many years of white domination, its resistance has continued and is used as a model for the examination of resistance movements in ... Read more
Almost Brothers is an ambitious film by filmmaker Lucia Murat. With the realism of a documentary, she explores the racism bubbling beneath the surface of Brazil's cultural pluralism, and the difficulty of social change. The film is set in three distinct periods - the 1950s, 1970s and 2004 - the ... Read more
An animator is trying to find the proper ... animation technique for his new film. ... His character, however, has his own ... ideas about the matter. ... Read more
A man returns to his childhood — to the day Brazil lost the 1950 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Can he re-write his country's destiny? Can he save Barbosa the goalkeeper from 'becoming the man who made Brazil cry?' ... Read more
The discovery of last year's Sestri Levante Festival of Latin-American films was a Brazilian film, Barravento, first feature by a new director of great promise. The documentary element is strong in this description of the life of fishermen in a province of Brazil. It is a denun­ciation of the ... Read more
In Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the farmers lead a wealthy and leisurely existence. They own huge fields with transgenic plantations and they spend their nights with tourists who come bird watching. Meanwhile, at the borders of their lands, the uneasiness of the natives, who were the legitimate ... Read more
On June 12, 2000—Brazil's Valentine's Day—Sandro do Nascimento held up a bus in Rio de Janeiro's largest public park in broad daylight, taking the passengers hostage.Television crews arrived on the scene just behind the police, and for the next five hours an incredible drama unfolded ... Read more
A film about the world of the Sao Paulo homeless a visual poem of great beauty and intensity Combining documentary footage and "dramatic" sequences the filmmaker comments on the often primitive nature of our struggle for space for survival in modern society. (KH) ... Read more
... ... Of all the Hollywood glamour girls to be res­urrected, the reappraisal of Carmen Miran­da has been a long time coming. Helena Solberg, known for her streetwise documen­taries about Latin American women, grabs hold of the Miranda story as a personal project about the wholesale ... Read more
In the region of Rio de Janeiro, the skins of cats are used to make tambourines at festival time. Children catch them but not without occasional unhappiness. ... Read more
A nonsense comedy about senior citizens getting even with the 20th century Two elderly ladies decide to change their destiny and history, giving them a new reason to live. ... Read more
The film moves from a sparsely populated region of the Amazon to the urban centres of Sao Paulo and Rio and traces church activism, ranging from efforts of individuals to improve agricultural conditions to the aggressive Christian presence in the workers' movement. The church involvement in ... Read more
"The legend of Cleopatra unfolds through the nuances of Portuguese literature, music and culture." - The Hollywood Reporter ... Audacious Brazilian filmmaker Júlio Bressane brings us his vision of the legend of Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, with this highly stylised version of the ... Read more
A portrait of place: trains, artificial light, time and memory give form to forces that drift amidst the darkness of the daily journey. ---D/S Joel Pizzini P Robson Rumin, Paloma Cinematogárfica WS Polofilme L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2005/15mins ... Read more
A slow burn and uncanny horror about a young teacher who encounters her double walking the hallways of the school she teaches at. ... Screened in competition at Cannes' International Critics Week. ... D/S Juliana Rojas P Max Eluard L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2012 ... Read more
Durval is 45 years old and spent the best years of his life in the 70s. Looking like a Latin version of former Rolling Stone, Bill Wyman, he runs an anachronistic vinyl record store in a rundown Sao Paulo suburb. Durval's store is in reality the front room of the house where he lives with his ... Read more
Rodrigo, a young man who is deaf living in the slums of Brazilian city Recife, installs car stereos to make money for himself and his daughter. Gradually piecing together his life, the film paints a touching portrait of an optimistic man rising above everything life throws at him. ... D/S Gabriel ... Read more
"Elena is one of the most moving, heartrending cinematic experiences I've ever had. Of unusual beauty, it's a film we keep turning to for a long time. It's a must see!" - Walter Salles ... Brazilian director Petra Costa turns an inconsolable memory into a decidedly intimate documentary that echoes ... Read more
Explosive, political and unforgiving, The Enemy Within breaks new ground and box office records in Brazilian cinema. ... On the heels of his award-winning Elite Squad, filmmaker José Padilha (Bus 174, Garapa) follows up with what proved to be the most successful film in Brazilian history - Elite ... Read more
“Trash horror cinema to the max.” - Variety ... Renowned for the personification of Brazil's most famous horror icon, the evil undertaker ‘Coffin Joe', filmmaker José Mojica Marins rounds off his controversial trilogy with a ready-made cult classic. ... First there was At Midnight I'll Take ... Read more
“Just like time, death, violence, space, faith and sex, fear is one of the great themes of philosophical, scientific and artistic investigation.” - Kiko Goifman ... A man enters a cage filled with pigeons wearing a jacket made of baguettes. A person is strapped into a bed above a nest of ... Read more
Brazil's great secret for dominating world football is hardly a secret at all. Brazilian football players have 'ginga' - a fluid style of movement that raises ball skill to an art form. Ginga is not just restricted to dribbling, passing and scoring, and it's not just about football; it's about ... Read more
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