Brazil

Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias – A Margem (1967)

At the riverside of Rio Tiete, in São Paulo, prostitutes, a pimp, a retarded man, a handicap, people in the margin of the society live their ordinary hopeless lives without any expectation and waiting to die and join themselves in the boat of hell. (IMDB) Read More »

Rogério Sganzerla – Copacabana Mon Amour [+Extras] (1970)

Synopsis: The saga of some Copacabana dwellers: Sônia Silk, a prostitute also known as Miss Prado Júnior and Peroxide Beast; her gay brother, addicted to smelling his boss’s underwear; and Mr. Grillo, the boss. Read More »

Rogério Sganzerla – Sem Essa, Aranha (1970)

Banker, acting as an international front, lives dangerously among a blonde, a brunette and a dark woman, his lover. Music, screams and moviment

Rogerio Sganzerla`s Sem Essa Aranha has just been released in a DVD Box of brazilian underground cinema. The quality of the sound and image are not as good as one could expect, due to the deterioration of the original masters. Read More »

Guel Arraes – O Auto da Compadecida AKA A Dog’s Will (2000)

The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by Christ, the Devil and the Virgin Mary, before they are admitted to paradise. Read More »

Eduardo Coutinho – Peões AKA Metalworkers (2004)

Synopsis
Interviews with workers who took part in the 1979/1980 strikes in the metallurgic region called ABC, in the State of São Paulo, led by the man who was to become President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, but, unlike their leader, have remained anonymous along the way. They talk about their origins, the movement, and their lives. Read More »

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 »