Documentary about the most famous dribbler in Brazilian Soccer (some say in Soccer's history!) at the zenith of his career, showing classic scenes of 1958 and 1962 World Cup. Garrincha was ... See full summary »
German documentary for TV about the "Cinema Novo" movement (Brazilian New Wave). Director Joaquim Pedro de Andrade focuses on six Cinema Novo filmmakers working in Rio in 1967: Leon ... See full summary »
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Luiz Carlos Barreto
The camera follows an ordinary morning of famous Brazilian poet Manuel Bandeira in his small apartment, making breakfast, typewriting in bed, walking through the streets of Castelo, in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
A brief piece on one of the greatest Brazilian artists of all time, Antônio Francisco Lisboa, the Aleijadinho. An important representant of the Baroque period in Brazil, Aleijadinho was ... See full summary »
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 »
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
In the middle of a perfect dream, poverty and unemployment
"Brasília, contradições de uma cidade" (the translation would be something like the contractions of a city) is a documentary about some urbanistic points of Oscar Niemaier and Lucio Costa's project of Brazilian capital. The city, designed in the mid 50's to become the capital of Brazil was a great idealistic project, that included a social and aesthetical view. There was also a economical and geographic importance, since the city is located right in the middle of the country.
Unfortunately, when the city came up, the situation was different: the so-called "cidade satélites", located in the surroundings of the capital were completely different from the project, where the poor workers, who had raised up the city were now unemployed and living in terrible conditions.
That's what this film is about: in the middle of a perfect dream, the dreams of a nation, the usual social problems..
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