Day breaks on the eighth floor in a suburban neighbourhood of Lisbon and 14-year-old Bruno’s grandfather is still in hospital. Doctors give him only a few days to live. The imminence of death and the void that it will leave force Bruno to become the man of the house, where he lives with his mother Mónica, who is in her 30s, and his three-year-old sister Érica.
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Cats Have No Vertigo / Os Gatos não Têm Vertigens (2014) António-Pedro Vasconcelos, Maria do Céu Guerra, João Jesus, Fernanda Serrano, Comedy, Drama
An 18 year old boy with a complicated life starts a criminal career but ends up on a rooftop of Lisbon. On the apartment below lives a recently widowed, lonely old lady. Against all odds and her family’s will, they become each others best company.
Carnaval Atlântida (1952) José Carlos Burle, Carlos Manga, Oscarito, Grande Otelo, Cyl Farney, Musical, Comedy
The famous Brazilian producer Cecílio B. De Milho wants to produce an epic about Helen of Troy. He hires the great professor of Greek history Xenofontes to write the screenplay, but his family and crew wants to make a Brazilian musical comedy. Meanwhile, a fake count wants to marry his nephew to be the lead actor of Helen of Troy.
So Hard to Forget / Como Esquecer (2010) Malu De Martino, Ana Paula Arósio, Murilo Rosa, Natália Lage, Drama
Julia is a 35-year-old English Literature teacher struggling with depression as she tries to get her life back together again after her long, intense love affair with Antonia. Feeling totally abandoned after she and her enigmatic girlfriend broke up, Julia is thrown into a desperate, painful process.
Boi Neon / Neon Bull (2015) Gabriel Mascaro, Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Josinaldo Alves, Drama
Iremar works at the “Vaquejadas”, a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural vaqueiro feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls.
Lá Fora / Outside (2004) Fernando Lopes, Alexandra Lencastre, Rogério Samora, Maria João Abreu, Drama
Laura works as a newscaster and José Maria as a stockbroker, and while they live in the same housing complex, their lives never cross directly. Nevertheless, he watches her from a distance, seeing all her movements without her knowledge. But their lives finally meet when he is invited onto her news program. From there, a romance begins which coincides with the desire of two beings who finally find a reason to seek love once again.
Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos / Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) Bruno Barreto, Sonia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Comedy
In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbours but he takes all her money to gamble. One day he dies. Flor misses the goods of the marriage so she marries again with a very correct gentleman – the owner of the drugstore (Teodoro). Now she’s very happy with her man, but misses the erotic moments with her previous husband. Then the ghost of Vadhino comes to earth to chase her.
The Peephole of Love (1981) José Antonio Garcia, Ícaro Martins, Tito Alencastro, Tânia Alves, Hércules Barbosa, Comedy, Drama, Erotic
Innocent girl starts working as a secretary in an office. Soon she finds out a hole in the wall through which she can see the action in the next apartment, where a prostitute meets her bizarre clients.
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife.
A crew of construction workers starts destroying a distant ancient film production factory, regarded as an eye sore. They burn left-over reels of old unrecognised films. Manô, an unknown and unremembered film character from the cinema popular in the forties, narrowly escapes extinction and mysteriously projects himself from a piece of celluloid film into the real world. Being a black and white mute film character, and unaware of the new Portugal that awaits him, this hilarious comical character will try to adapt and survive in the new world that surounds him in the capital of Lisbon.