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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…
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…
Embrace of the Serpent - El abrazo de la serpiente
One of the best reviewed films of the year and a 2016 Academy Award-nominee, Ciro Guerra's multi award-winning EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a breathtaking cinematic odyssey through the Amazon, following the quests of two European explorers (one in 1909…
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
Austrian author Stefan Zweig was a cosmopolitan, a pacifist and a bonafide literary star. A contemporary of Freud, Dali and Theodore Herzl, he was, for a time, the most-translated writer in Europe. Foreseeing Europe's decline at an early stage, Zweig…
Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle - Can a Ritual Born Out of Slavery Become a Modern Day Movement?
Capoeira, comprised of stylized dance and ritual combat takes its cue from the sacred music of the berimbau. Born from slavery and reborn on the modern streets of Brazil, Capoeira proceeds from the timeless urge for freedom. With stunning cinematography…
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…
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.…
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…
Zus & Zo
Chekov's "Three Sisters" gets a wild retelling in this Oscar nominated comedy about three wacky sisters who try to save their inheritance from their supposedly Gay brother, who suddenly appears with fiance in tow. If he gets married, their Father's…
Show Me Lisbon
The best way to discover a city is through its people. 'Show Me Lisbon' reveals the city as seen by thirteen locals, or lisboetas - who were either born there or moved there by choice and who are of different…
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…
The Consul of Bordeaux
This film is based on the true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who saved 30,000 people from Nazi persecution by issuing visas for safe passage to Portugal during WWII, defying the direct orders of his government.
Hopefuls - Aspirantes
This award-winning Brazilian drama tells the story of Junior, a young player for Bacaxa A.C., an amateur football team from the city of Saquarema, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. He has to deal with the unexpected pregnancy…
The Gilded Cage
Maria and Jose migrated from Portugal 30 years ago. Ever since, they have lived in the modest ground floor lodgings of a chic apartment building in Paris, raising their now adult daughter and teenage son, and becoming utterly indispensible to…
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…
Apneia
This award-winning film follows a week in the life of Chris and her friends: beautiful, bored, wealthy and young Brazilian women: Relationships (stable or not), college classes, and hedonism. Searching for "meaning" in her life, Chris (Marisol Ribeiro) goes without…
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…
Inside the Mind of Favela Funk - Brazilian Underground Music Culture
A documentary about love and relationships in the world of the extremely popular 'favela funk': pornographic music from Rio de Janeiro's deprived neighborhoods. The film shows the perspective of the favela youth and aims to find the relation between the…
Where I Grow Old - A Cidade onde Envelheço
Francisca, a young Portuguese woman who's living in Brazil, welcomes Teresa, an old acquaintance she'd lost contact with, into her home. While Teresa is discovering the place where she means to settle, Francisca craves for her life back in Lisbon.…
The Man of the Crowd - O Homem Das Multidões
An elegant, parsimonious, and formally impeccable story of Juvenal, a lonely train driver from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Margo, a train traffic controller. Both Juvenal and Margo live in a state of deep solitude, each in their unique ways. Loosely…