Loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's story of the same name, Marcelo Gomes and Cao Guimaraes, two of the most interesting filmmakers working in Brazil today, have crafted an elegant, ... See full summary »
Shows the unusual situation of homeless Brazilians movement and refugees that squat together an abandoned building in downtown Sao Paulo. The daily tension caused by the treat of eviction reveals the dramas and joys.
Isam Ahmad Issa,
Brazil 1821. A rich cattle herder finds out that his wife dies in labor. Forced to live in the property with numerous African slaves, he marries his wife's niece. But he returns to droving, leaving his wife behind alone with the slaves.
Ever since their first contact with the Western world in 1969 the Paiter Suruí, an indigenous people living in the Amazon basin, have been exposed to sweeping social changes. Smartphones, ... See full summary »
Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.
The movie shows who has been the man Joaquim behind the character Tiradentes who entered Brazilian History. To say more, the film shows what was Brazil in colonial times. Mud, blood, sweat, slaves, natural chats, blacks, natives, mestizos, Portugueses, power relations. Camera does not show the distant sight of historian, but, moving, it throws spectator in that real Brazil which does not make Brazilians proud, in spite of gorgeous cinematography. Even though the story is romanticized, this is a real History, with no heroes. Slavery was the rule, corruption and exploitation were the way things happened. Blacks and Indians were not much more than oxen or horses, although human relations could have various paths and their position could change according them. Direction is amazing, as the film shows impressive control from innovative filmmaking to quite natural speaking in good dialogues.
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