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Wes Anderson’s underrated 2004 film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” follows Steve Zissou (Bill Murray), an eccentric oceanographer, and his large crew on a revenge mission to kill a rare “jaguar shark” that murdered his partner. In the film, Brazilian singer Seu Jorge plays Pelé dos Santos, a member of Zissou’s crew, who memorably sings Portuguese acoustic covers of David Bowie songs. Jorge later released a collection of these covers on an album entitled “The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions Featuring Seu Jorge.” Bowie himself remarked about Jorge’s covers, “Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.”
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Now, Jorge has announced a tour where he will play these Bowie covers live. According to Pitchfork, images from “The Life Aquatic” will play on screens shaped like boat sails. »
- Vikram Murthi
Brazilian director and producer José Padilha keeps himself busy nowadays with many film and TV projects after his big Hollywood break with a modern remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film “RoboCop.” Released in 2014, the film was a commercial success but garnered mostly mixed to negative reviews. N0w in an interview with ScreenDaily, Padilha admits that making “RoboCop” was a “stressful experience.” “I didn’t have the creative freedom I needed,” says Padilha. “I spent 90% of the time fighting. It made me realize that making a studio movie is not the same as making a film.” Padilha also says that he would “think a million times before getting involved in another production of that size again,” and that he’d “rather face the reality than make movies about superheroes.”
Padilha previously directed the »
- Vikram Murthi
Miami-based Cisneros Media Distribution (Cmd) has snagged exclusive worldwide representation rights to the award-winning slate of Brazil’s first family of cinema, the Barreto clan. Deal follows a similar pact recently unveiled at the L.A. Screenings with Brazilian indie production powerhouse, Medialand.
“We are extremely proud to represent these unique work of art that reflect so many different times of Brazilian cinema,” said Marcello Coltro, executive VP of Cisneros Media Distribution. “The Barreto family members – Luiz Carlos and Lucy and their children, Bruno, Fabio and Paula – are internationally renowned for having produced, written, directed and filmed movies that have received many awards and a vast gallery of fans in the globe,” said Coltro, who is also Brazilian.
Among the gems in the Barreto catalog is “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands,” helmed by Bruno Barreto and produced by his parents. Starring Sonia Braga, “Dona Flor” topped Brazil’s box office ranking for 35 years, »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Exclusive: Cristina Garza and her team will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to the Brazilian thriller.
When a female recruit arrives and must prove her worth she solves a crime that sparks celebration among the town’s inhabitants.
However it soon becomes clear that more powerful forces are at work and the community’s elite houses a corrupt core that does not appreciate the unit’s respect for the law.
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4 items from 2016
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