In a small town in Minas Gerais, the arrival of a young priest causes a commotion in the conservative atmosphere of the place, aggravated by the sudden attraction this priest feels for a ... See full summary »
In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »
A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?
Cinema Novo is a movie-essay that investigates poetically the most important movement of Latin America cinema, through the thoughts of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Glauber ... See full summary »
Nelson Pereira dos Santos,
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »
Sandro do Nascimento,
Luiz Eduardo Soares
This irreverent film tells the adventures of a middle-class university student called Lula on his birthday, disclosing the profile of a desperate youngster, a sly debauch activist, under ... See full summary »
André Luiz Oliveira
Antônio Luiz Martins,
70 critics and filmmakers discuss cinema from the age old conflict between the artist and the observer, the creator and the critic. From 1998 to 2007, Kleber Mendonça Filho has collected ... See full summary »
In a small town in the countryside, five people are assailed by the same terrible nightmare. The arrival of a miserable pilgrim will break out the internal conflict in which they live, determining a rupture in their lives.
If Friedrich Nietzsche was to become a movie maker, this is the movie he would have shot. Pasolini, Fellini, Buñuel, Glauber Rocha and the Brazilian tradition of experimental Super 8 films are here condensed in a thrilling series of radically imaginative sequences describing reality as experienced by a schizophrenic bump whose trajectory runs through exposing his body, sexuality, poetry and imaginary in the streets of Salvador, in the years just after the end of military dictatorship in Brazil. A monumental and highly poetical chronicle of the body in the context of culture, power and politics in a general way. Stunning edition.
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