Brazil

Walter Lima Jr. – Ele, o Boto AKA He, the Dolphin (1987)


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“Ele, o Boto” is based on an old legend of a water spirit who takes on form of Amazon river dolphin. He only takes on his humanoid form when he wants a mate. However, the village men hate the water sprite and want him dead. All he wanted was some mates, due to his loneliness… Read More »

Walter Hugo Khouri – As Filhas do Fogo (1978)

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Woman living in São Paulo goes to Gramado, South of Brazil, to visit a friend of hers. Together, they meet an odd woman who engages in strange experiences in parapsychology. From then on, bizarre events are bound to happen. Read More »

Glenda Nicácio & Ary Rosa – Café com Canela AKA Coffee with Cinnamon (2017)

Five friends drink beer and chat at Violeta’s house. Bit by bit, their stories of love, loss and suffering are told, revealing the acts of love and friendship that helped them through the hardest times of their lives.

Margarida lives in São Félix, isolated by the pain of losing her son. Violeta follows her life in Cachoeira, between daily adversities and traumas of the past. When they meet again, a process of transformation begins, marked by visits, cleanings and coffees with cinnamon. Read More »

Lírio Ferreira – Árido Movie (2004)

Weatherman from a TV network goes back to his hometown, Vale da Rocha, a place in Northeast Brazil, devastated by the drought. He is forced to face the geographic elements and his own memories. Read More »

Walter Salles – Central do Brasil AKA Central Station (1998)

Synopsis:
Dora, a dour old woman, works at a Rio de Janeiro central station, writing letters for customers and mailing them. She hates customers and calls them ‘trash’. Josue is a 9-year-old boy who never met his father. His mother is sending letters to his father through Dora. When she dies in a car accident, Dora takes Josue and takes a trip with him to find his father. Read More »

Teat(r)o Oficina – Ensaio de Macumba Antropófaga AKA Antropofaga Makumba (2018)

One of Brazil’s most internationally famous and most important performance companies, Teatro Oficina began its life in 1958 as an amateur company of students from the law school at Largo de São Francisco in São Paulo, adopting the name Associação Teat(r)0 Uzyna Uzona in 1971. Led by Zé Celso, the company set out to create a theatrical form radically different from the elitist and nationalist theatre companies of the day.

Housed in an extraordinary theatre space in central São Paulo designed by visionary architect Lina Bo Bardi, the company continues to produce some of Brazil’s most exciting and radical theatre work. Read More »

Anna Azevedo & Renata Baldi & Eduardo Souza Lima – Rio de Jano (2003)

Meet Rio de Janeiro… through the eyes of Jano!
Jean Leguay, working under the pseudonym Jano, is a pop French visual artist. He teamed up with Bertrand Tramber to create his first comic, ‘Kebra’, for the magazine B.D. in 1978. When the magazine folded, the ‘Kebra’ series was continued other magazines like Métal Hurlant, Charlie Mensuel, Rigolo, L’Echo des Savannes and Zoulou.

In late 2000, he visited Rio de Janeiro in order to make this book. Jano immersed himself completely in the “Rio de Janeiro life style”, going to places that will never be showed on post cards, meeting people from all layers of society, observing, experimenting, interacting. Read More »