Tag Archives: portuguese
In a dangerous but human Rio de Janiro’s slum, rises the love affair between Orfeu, a famous composer, and Eurídice, a simple but pretty brunette, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival. A kind of Brazilian Romeo and Juliet, full of samba.
Achando que seu casamento caiu na rotina e querendo retomar sua liberdade, Júlio Garcia separa-se de Regina. Ele entrega-se aos bacanais promovidos por seu amigo, o advogado Enéas, e à sedução de jovens bonitas e ingênuas, como sua secretária Vânia que, fascinada pelo patrão, trai o noivo Celso.
A Raiz do Coração / The Heart’s Root (2000) Paulo Rocha, Luís Miguel Cintra, Joana Bárcia, Isabel Ruth, Drama
A Raiz do Coração (A Root of the Heart) is a Portuguese film set in the Lisbon during the festivities of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of lovers and the old town. The story is about Cato, a nationalist politician who is charismatic and unscrupulous.
A Noite do Espantalho / The Night of the Scarecrow (1974) Sérgio Ricardo, Geraldo Azevedo, Fátima Batista, Ana Lúcia Castro, Drama
A psychedelic Brazilian musical with much of the esthetics of Cinema Novo and Tropicalismo; feels a bit like a Brazilian, more modest (and linear) version of “El Topo”. The music is what really shines here; one of the stars (the narrator, featured in the posters above) is now famous musician Alceu Valença.
Conception / A Concepção (2005) José Eduardo Belmonte, Juliano Cazarré, Milhem Cortaz, Murilo Grossi, Drama
A group of bored well-off young adults come up with anarchic concept of Conceptionism, that promotes absolute looseness when it comes to sex and drugs, but total rejection of money and ego. However, their movement won’t last long.
Brisas do Amor (1982) Alfredo Sternheim, Luiz Carlos Braga, Carlos Capeletti, Célia Coutinho, Drama, Erotic
Two actresses and politician traveling and staying in the same hotel, but each has a distinct purpose.
Contra Todos / Up Against Them All (2004) Roberto Moreira, Leona Cavalli, Sílvia Lourenço, Ailton Graça, Crime, Drama
“Contra Todos” is a story about the lies, treachery and vengeance of a middle-class family living on the outskirts of São Paulo. Four characters try desperately to change their lives, but are unable to escape their destiny.