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Embrace Of The Serpent - El abrazo de la serpiente
Through parallel story threads set 40 years apart, this absorbing odyssey follows two Western scientists who travel deep into the Amazon jungle looking for a rare plant that possesses healing powers, with enigmatic shaman Karamakate as their guide. Nominated to…
Black Orpheus
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio…
Enough Catcalling - Fighting Sexual Assault in Brazil
While the #MeToo Movement united sexual harassment victims throughout the world, this crucial documentary explicitly illustrates how the participation of women in open urban spaces is marked by insecurity. The film explores the public space as a place of violence--especially…
Horse Money - Cavalo Dinheiro
A visionary masterwork, HORSE MONEY is a mesmerizing odyssey into the real, imagined and nightmarish memories of the elderly Ventura, a Cape Verdean immigrant living in Lisbon. Winner of four awards at the Locarno International Film Festival . Official Selection…
That Man From Rio - L'homme de Rio
A blow dart-wielding thug snatches a rare statuette from the Musee de l'Homme; anthropologist Jean Servais (Rififi) is kidnapped in broad Parisian daylight; serviceman Jean-Paul Belmondo begins his 8-day leave by changing to civvies in a Metro entrance and witnesses…
Waste Land - An Art Collaboration in the World’s Largest Garbage Dump
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de…
The Way He Looks - Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro's coming of age tale, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a sweet and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who's fed up…
Mysteries of Lisbon
A masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco) evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members…
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Good Manners - As Boas Maneiras
When lonely nurse Clara is hired as a nanny by wealthy Ana, she hardly expects anything like the friendship she finds with the lonely, pregnant woman. However, both women have dark secrets which will engulf all that they hold dear.…
Aquarius
Clara, a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, is the only remaining apartment owner in a beautiful older building targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise developers. As the builders'…
Brazil, A Time to Build - Challenges Facing Brazil's Reconstructive Efforts
South America's geographic giant is polarized due to seemingly endless corruption investigations and a less than optimistic economic recovery. . In an accessible and constructive way, twelve interviewees seek to bring a renewed type of debate about Brazil in the…
Neon Bull - Boi Neon
Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, NEON BULL unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. NEON BULL explores the vaquejada through the eyes of…
Vazante
Forced to marry a slave trader and live on his decaying farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in this lyrical and nuanced historical mood piece from director Daniela Thomas. Official Selection…
The Second Mother
An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, THE SECOND MOTHER centers around Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs,…
Tropicália - Tropicalism and Brazilian Culture
In this colorful documentary, director Marcelo Machado takes the audience on a sensory tour into the history of one of Brazil's most iconic cultural movements, Tropicalism. In an affectionate panorama, built up from a miscellany of references, interviews, material dug…
They Killed Sister Dorothy
At the mouth of the Amazon River, a murder trial is taking place. The victim - Sister Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old Catholic nun from Dayton, Ohio - was shot six times at point blank range. The events that led to…
Bikes Vs. Cars - Bikes As a Tool For Positive Change
A documentary about bikes and what an amazing tool for change they can be. BIKES VS. CARS highlights conflicts in city planning between bikes, cars and a growing reliance on fossil fuels. Official Selection at the SXSW Film Festival .…
Blue Desert - Deserto Azul
In an age devoid of memory and truth, a man, guided by intuitions and dreams, goes off in search of the meaning of life and existence. Revelations and symbols arise on his path, through which he comes to encounter his…
The Beginning of Life - Breakthroughs in Neo-Natal Neuroscience
One of the greatest neuroscience breakthroughs is having discovered that babies are far more than a genetic load. The development of all human beings lies on the combination of genetics, the quality of the relationships and the environment they are…
Don't Call Me Son - Mãe Só Há Uma
The androgynously handsome Pierre finds out his working-class mom was arrested for having stolen him at birth. He returns to his biological parents: bourgeois, straight-laced and thrilled to have him back - at least until he shows up in a…