Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's short story "Pai Contra Mãe", having some of Nireu Cavalcanti's 18th Century chronicles as inspiration, the film tries to trace a parallel between life... See full summary »
Iremar works at the "Vaquejadas", a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It's dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is... See full summary »
Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a ... See full summary »
Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.
Valter goes to night school. Iara, his wife, says that the new tenants don't work, that they're probably criminals. Nobody knows where they're from, Iara tells him that they bring women ... See full summary »
Fernando Alves Pinto,
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »
Geraldo Del Rey,
In tropical Recife, in northeastern Brazil, temperatures drop to impossible lows and the inhabitants have to adapt. This 'mockumentary' gradually turns critical, looking at the climate, ... See full summary »
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »
"Cronicamente Inviável/Chronically Unfeasible" is Bianchi's strongest movie
"Cronicamente Inviável/Chronically Unfeasible" is Bianchi's strongest movie. Also his best work. From script to cut, from actors to photographing, Bianchi brilliantly directs a drainage of old and open wounds of Brazilian recent History. Somewhat like in "Anna: Ot shesti do vosemnadtsati" (1993) -- classical Nikita Mikhalkov's documentary that deeply relates the end of the Soviet Empire -- Bianchi's movie performs a deep panel of his country society. Unlike "Anna", instead, it is a transversal rather than a longitudinal (timeline) cut. Both of them give the public a wonderful job of information AND opinion. If you are interested in the problems of Third World, specially Brazil, you MUST see this movie.
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