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Flores Raras (2013)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 16 August 2013 (Brazil)
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A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elizabeth Bishop
... Lota de Macedo Soares
... Mary / Elizabeth's friend
Marcello Airoldi ... Carlos Lacerda
Tânia Costa ... Dindinha
Marianna Mac Niven ... Malu
... José Eduardo Macedo Soares
... Margaret Bennett
Luciana Souza ... Joana
... Robert Lowell
Anna Bella ... Kathleen
Angelina de Sensi ... Clara 5 years old
Kiria Malheiros ... Clara 8 years old
Bruna Franca ... Clara 3 years old
Joana Franca ... Clara 3 years old
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Grappling with writer's block, legendary American poet Elizabeth Bishop travels from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary. Hoping to find inspiration on her sprawling estate, but she winds up with much more - a tempestuous relationship with her bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares, that rocks the staid writer to her foundation. Alcoholism, geographical distance and a military coup come between the lovers, but their intimate connection spans decades and forever impacts the life and work of these two extraordinary artists. Written by lament

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Two iconic women. One passion.


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Reaching for the Moon  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,573, 8 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$43,838, 1 December 2013
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Trivia

Four paragraphs appear between the end of the film and the beginning of the credits.

1. "Few women write major poetry. Only four stand with our best men: Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop and Sylvia Plath." - Robert Lowell

2. "I'd rather be called the 'The 16th Poet' with no reference to my sex, than one of 4 women - even if the other three are pretty good." - Elizabeth Bishop

3. Elizabeth Bishop died in 1979 in the United States. She is considered on the most important poets of the English language.

4. In 2012, UNESCO declared the city of Rio De Janeiro a World Heritage site. The Flamengo Park is one of its main attractions. See more »

Goofs

Luciana Souza's name appears twice in the credits - one in the main cast and later in the list of secondary characters. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Bishop: It's OK. I'm not drunk. I'm just crying in English.
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Crazy Credits

Nine of the main performers (the first 10) are listed in the credits without the name of their character. Only Treat Williams is credited as his character, Robert Lowell. See more »

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Referenced in Programa do Jô: Episode dated 26 August 2013 (2013) See more »

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Don't You Know
Written by Chris Andrews (as Christopher Andrews)
Performed by Sandie Shaw
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Enthralling
5 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I just finished watching this on Netflix streaming. I will be honest, I had not heard of either Elizabeth Bishop (not a poetry reader) or Lota de Macedo Soares (don't know that much about Brazilian history). What an explosion of a true story. I was memorized. Miranda Otto, who always delivers a great performance in everything that I've seen her in, was amazing. Her character was such a conflicted person and she came out doing it brilliantly! Now, for Gloria Pires, she was a force to be reckoned with. I can't say anymore than that. When she was on the screen, it was hard to NOT to look at her. Tracy Middendort was heart wrenching as the jilted lover. I could feel what she was going through because haven't we all had to do that at one time or another? Brava to all three leading ladies. Their performances were excellent and so true to life!


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