Tag Archives: Portuguese

Cao Hamburger – O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias AKA The Year My Parents Went on Vacation [+Extras] (2006)

A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil. Read More »

João Moreira Salles – Santiago (2007)

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In 1992, Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles shot his family’s elderly former butler reminiscing about his past and his interests with a view to a documentary he never completed; 15 years later, he attempts a second pass at the footage and realises why he couldn’t have finished it at the time. Not so much a documentary as an almost theoretical deconstruction of the form, but a truly dazzling one in its surprising accessibility that makes it as much about its maker as about its subject. Read More »

Ruy Guerra – Os Fuzis AKA The Guns (1964)

In an extremely poor region in the Northeast of Brazil, a group of soldiers try to stop the population from sacking a food deposit. Read More »

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 »

António Reis – Jaime (1974)

The world, life and work of Jaime Fernandes, a peasant born in Barcos (Beira Baixa, Portugal), who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at the age of 38 and interned in a sanatorium in Lisbon, Hospital Miguel Bombarda, where he died at the age of 69. When he was 65-years-old he started to paint and during the short period of life-time until his death he made a brilliant pictorial work, influenced by the social environment and the sanatorium daily-life. 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 »