Tag Archives: Portuguese

Walter Hugo Khouri – Amor Estranho Amor AKA Love Strange Love (1982)

Man remembers 48 crucial hours in his life when, as a teenager, he visited his mother, the favorite woman of an important politician, in a bordello owned by her, right before some important political changes in Brazil, in 1937. In those hours, he discovers his own sexuality. Read More »

Glauber Rocha – Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol AKA Black God, White Devil [+commentaries] (1964)

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After killing his employer when said employer tries to cheat him out of his payment, a man becomes an outlaw and starts following a self-proclaimed saint.

Reehan Miah wrote:
Glauber Rocha’s Aesthetics of Hunger – a 1965 essay which attempts to explicate the Cinema Novo – reads like a convoluted mass of allegations, opacities and rhetoric (none of which are necessarily without substance). Somewhere within these imbroglios however, one stumbles upon an assertion that’s especially jarring: Read More »

Maya Da-Rin – A Febre (2019)

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A middle-aged native widower in Brazil, Justino lives his life according to set patterns. He puts in long shifts as a security guard in the Port of Manaus, then returns to the Amazon where he lives with his family. When his daughter says she wants to study in Brasilia, Justino’s regular life gradually becomes disrupted. His pain manifests itself in the form of a mysterious fever. Read More »

Leonel Vieira – Zona J AKA Block J (1998)

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Tó is a black boy from Zona J, a tough neighborhood in Lisbon, and falls in love with a white girl, Carla. Tó dreams to live in Angola, where his parents were born, however the reality the two teens are in makes everything complicated. 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 »

Paulo César Saraceni – Porto das Caixas (1963)

Irma can only think about getting rid of her cowardly dirty husband. She seeks out lovers not to commit adultery or for pleasure, but to find an accomplice to kill her husband. Read More »

Bruno Barreto – Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos AKA Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands [+Extra] (1976)

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In a small city of Brazil, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money to gamble. After Vadinho dies, Flor marries Tedoror, the owner of a drugstore. Flor is happy with her new husband but misses the love life with her previous husband. When one day the ghost of Vadhino comes back to peruse her. Read More »