Jorge Amado project presented in Rio

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Marcos Jorge’s O Duelo is based on Home Is the Sailor and will have the most VFX shots of any film in the history of Brazilian cinema.

The work of Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado inspired one of the most ambitious films presented this year at the RioMarket (Sept 24 - Oct 8), the industry side of the Rio International Film Festival.

Currently in post-production, Marcos Jorge’s O Duelo is based on Home Is the Sailor, one of the more than 40 books written by Amado.

One of the most internationally celebrated Brazilian authors, Amado’s books have been published in 55 countries and translated into 49 languages. In sales, he was only surpassed by Paulo Coelho. Amado died in 2001, aged 88.

Published in 1961, Home Is The Sailor chronicles the arrival of an alleged Master Mariner in a small port city. Vasco Moscoso Aragão loves to tell larger than life stories of the sea, which always involving exotic locations and sexy women
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Ttff '12 Preview: Orphan Girl Joins Boys' Gang In Brazilian Coming Of Age Tale 'Captains of the Sand'

Here's a film I'd like to see; City of God and Besouro (especially the "capoeira" fighting style clips) come to mind after watching the trailer. Glad to see a woman of the African Diaspora at the helm. Directed by Brazilian filmmaker Cecilia Amado (1999's Maua – The Emperor and the King), the action/adventure romantic coming of age tale Captains of the Sand will make its Caribbean premiere at this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (Sept 19- Oct 2). Director Amado co-wrote the script of Captains of the Sand - based on the novel by her grandfather Jorge Amado - along with Hilton Lacerda. Captains, produced by Amado and Bernardo Stroppiana, was...
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Brazilian Sex Comedy Blockbuster Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands to Be Remade

Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos / Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, Brazil's biggest box-office hit until last year's The Elite Squad 2, will be remade. At the Gramado Film Festival, currently being held in the small southern Brazilian town, actor-director Reginaldo Faria announced that his son, Marcelo Faria, will star in a new film adaptation of Jorge Amado's bestseller. The project will also mark television director Pedro Vasconcelos' feature-film debut. Bruno Barreto's acclaimed 1976 sex comedy starred Sonia Braga, José Wilker, and Mauro Mendonça. A (quite tame) American remake directed by Robert Mulligan, and starring Sally Field, Jeff Bridges, and James Caan, was released as Kiss Me Goodbye in 1982. It was a critical and box-office disappointment. Additionally, there was a 1998 Brazilian TV miniseries toplined by Giulia Gam, Edson Celulari, and Marco Nanini. Set in Salvador in the early 1940s, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands tells the story
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Blu-ray Review: The Two Deaths Of Quincas Wateryell

Want to know what drink, drugs and death mean in Brazil…you’ll want to check out this week’s DVD/Blu-ray release of The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell.

One morning, Quincas Wateryell (Paulo Jose) doesn’t wake up after another night of partying in sleazy bars and brothels. When the news reaches the family he despised, his funeral looks like another humiliation for his daughter Vanda when all of Bahia’s high society wants to honour the man she claims left to marry an Italian heiress. But first, with her husband and uncle, Vanda must watch over the corpse in Quincas’ squalid hotel room, where his four best drinking buddies gather to give him the send-off he deserves. When the family members are asleep, they sneak Quincas out for one last phenomenal party. With Vanda and the police on their tale, Quincas and his buddies’ offbeat rampage provokes chaos and unforeseen consequences…
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DVD Review - The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell (2010)

The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell , 2010.

Directed by Sérgio Machado.

Starring Milton Gonçalves, Mariana Ximenes and Marieta Severo.


Friends of the recently deceased Quincas take his body on one final tour of his favourite spots around Bahia in Brazil.

We get superhero reboots and bombastic blockbusters every summer. But is that what the public really want to see? Wouldn’t they rather watch a Brazilian version of The Hangover?

Sorry to disappoint fans of The Hangover but I’m not talking about the third instalment of the franchise set in Rio or Sao Paulo. The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell is actually far superior and extremely different to the gross out antics of Bradley Cooper and co. Despite the promise of a “wild time” on the production notes and lots of mad rushing around the seedier side of an exotic city, The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell is a
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