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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'…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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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…
Human - What It Means To Be Human
A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us…
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…
Father's Chair - A Busca
This crowd pleaser produced by City of God director Fernando Meirelles and headlined by Brazilian screen superstar Wagner Moura takes us on a road trip through the Sao Paulo nightscape, from shiny new suburbs to shantytown slums, with Theo, a…
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…
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,…
The Day That Lasted 21 Years - How the US Propped Up A Latin American Dictatorship
Forty-five years after the 1964 Brazilian coup d'etat, top Secret CIA and White House telegrams reveal how U.S. Ambassador Lincoln Gordon propped up the longest military dictatorships of South America, with the support of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon…
Revealing Sebastião Salgado (Revelando Sebastião Salgado) - The Life and Work of Brazillian Photographer Sebastião Salgado
This is the first Brazilian documentary about one of the most important contemporary photographers, Brazilian native Sebastiao Salgado. During an in-depth 2012 interview given at his house in Paris, Salgado shares about the beginning of his career, the importance of…
Precise Poetry: Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture - Creating Poetry Through Architectural Precision
A film about the famous Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. This cinematic journey through her most important architectural projects in Sao Paulo and Salvador da Bahia poses the question of what remains of a person in the work they leave…
Eternal Amazon (Amazonia Eterna) - Exploring the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon is a vast laboratory for sustainable experiments that are revealing new relationships among human beings, corporations, and the natural heritage crucial for life on the planet. This is where the guidelines are being drawn up for a new…
Brasilia: Life After Design  - The Utopian Capital of Brazil
The utopian city of Brasilia is in transition more than half a century later. What is it like to live in someone else's idea? A meditation on living in one of the most planned cities on earth. Brasilia is unlike…