Film

Bozo biopic is Brazil’s 2018 Oscar hopeful

So far, 2017 has been the first year in recent memory in which a Brazilian movie fails to achieve must-see…

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MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series in Chicago from Oct. 30 – Nov. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ariani Friedl MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series to Highlight the Role of Women in the Workforce Four…

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‘Aquarius’ finally gets U.S. release

After a lengthy run on the international circuit, Aquarius, the most talked-about Brazilian movie of 2016, had its U.S. debut…

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Brazilian cinema at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) has been a reliable source of Brazilian cinema in the Midwest. This year the…

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5 Brazilian films that are making waves on the international circuit

Aquarius Kleber Mendonça Filho’s sophomore film walked away empty-handed from the Cannes Film Festival in May despite arriving with a…

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This 1972 epic told the story of Brazil’s independence – with dubious accuracy

On Sept. 7, 1822, Dom Pedro de Alcântara, the troubled ruler of Brazil, received a letter from his father, Portuguese…

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Double win for Brazil at Cannes 2016

Brazilian filmmakers have been leaving the Cannes Film Festival empty-handed since 2008, when Sandra Corveloni won Best Actress for Walter…

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Review: ‘Rio, I Love You’ is a (mostly) agreeable fantasy

There’s a scene about two-thirds of the way into Rio, I Love You in which a guy soars above the…

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Review: ‘Neon Bull’ celebrates the power of aspirations

Iremar (Juliano Cazarre) works the vaquejada circuit, but he’s not one of the dashing cowboys who thrill audiences as they…

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Award-winning ‘Neon Bull’ (‘Boi Neon’) hitting U.S. screens

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) may have been the most talked-about Brazilian film of 2015, but Neon Bull…

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‘The Summer of Gods’ brings Orisha traditions to life

Eliciana Nascimento set out on a personal journey, but hundreds of people came along — and many more are still…

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MOSTRA festival to showcase U.S. indie films in São Paulo

It was back in 2010 that Ariani Friedl founded MOSTRA — a small festival showcasing what she labeled “socially conscious”…

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