Brazil

Marcelo Gomes – Estou Me Guardando Para Quando O Carnaval Chegar AKA Waiting for the Carnival (2019)

A small town in the Brazilian outback is considered the nation’s capital of jeans. It’s also a microcosm that depicts modern day capitalism and its transgressions. Read More »

Jairo Ferreira – O Vampiro da Cinemateca aka The Vampire of the Cinematheque (1977)

Quote:
Technical mistakes? This is a Brazil’s specialty, this land without know-how. The documentary which, as Marcio Souza said in his modesty, should be to current Brazilian cinema as Aruanda was to Cinema Novo, will be shown in Brasília – we hope – and should fall like a thorn inside the throat of all idiots who are yet to discover Brazil – by the way, Oswald de Andrade, anthropophagous, language designer, revolutionary and whatever more that could exist in this section of the Third World: Brazil.
– Jairo Ferreira Read More »

Júlia Murat – Pendular (2017)

A young couple settles down in a large abandoned industrial warehouse. An orange strip, glued to the floor, partitions the area in two equal portions: to the right, his sculpture atelier; to the left, her dance studio. Pendular takes place in this setting, where art, performances and intimacy mingle together; and where the characters slowly lose their capacity of distinguishing between their artistic projects, their past and their romantic relationship. Read More »

Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas – As Boas Maneiras AKA Good Manners (2017) (HD)

Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans. Read More »

Affonso Uchoa & João Dumans – Arábia AKA Araby (2017) (HD)

Andre is a young boy that lives in an industrial neighborhood in Ouro Preto, Brazil, near an old aluminum factory. One day he finds a notebook from one of the factory workers. Read More »

Antonio Carlos da Fontoura – Copacabana Me Engana AKA Copacabana Fools Me (1968)

From IMDB:
Marquinhos is in his early 20s and lives in Copacabana with his petits bourgeois parents and older brother. He doesn’t have a job, he doesn’t go to school, he just lives on the spur of the moment, watches TV, plays soccer on the beach by day and goes out with his mates by night. He meets Irene, a 40 year-old woman and they have a love affair that is going to change his life – for a while. Read More »

Carlos Diegues – Um Trem para as Estrelas AKA Subway to the Stars (1987)

A moody, noirish film that explores both personal loss and social disintegration in present-day Rio de Janeiro. After his girlfriend disappears with no explanation, saxophonist Vinicius scours the city’s underworld in an attempt to find her. His pleas for help go unanswered by officials and the girl’s parents, and his search becomes more desperate as Vinicius grows to understand the despair and hopelessness of the prostitutes, drug dealers and street people he encounters. Read More »