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…

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…

‘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…

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”…

Support this film about the world's only ballet academy for the blind

Looking at the Stars (Olhando pras Estrelas) is a touching documentary that follows two dancers from the world’s first and…

‘Rio, I Love You’ opens in the U.S. in April

The anthology film Rio, I Love You (2014) is getting its U.S. debut in New York on April 15 and…

Brazil’s 14 Oscar nominations over the years

Brazilian films, directors, actors and composers have been nominated for Academy Awards a total of 14 times, including this year.…

‘The Boy and the World’ coming to U.S., Canadian theaters

The hand-drawn Brazilian animated film The Boy and The World (O Menino e o Mundo) is finally coming to U.S.…

'Pixote' actress Marília Pêra dead at 72

Actress Marília Pêra, known to international audiences for her role in Hector Babenco’s gritty 1981 drama Pixote (Pixote: A Lei…

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