Tag Archives: Portuguese

A force of nature: “Gabriela, Cravo e Canela” [1983, Brazil]

Jorge Amado is one of the most revered authors from Brazil, and after phenomenal success in bringing to film his earlier novel “Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos”, director Bruno Barreto adapted yet another popular novel of his, “Gabriela, … Continue reading

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A brief film review: “Ponte Aérea” [2015, Brazil]

Julia Rezende’s romantic drama “Ponte Aérea” [Eng. Title: Air Bridge] is about a modern-day long-distance relationship that develops between a young couple living in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo respectively.
Amanda (Letícia Colin) and Bruno (Caio Blat) meet by … Continue reading

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Disrupting harmony: “O Lobo atrás da Porta” [2013 Brazil]

Director Fernando Coimbra’s promising feature-film début “O Lobo atrás da Porta” [Eng. Title: Wolf at the Door] starts as a suspense-thriller but pretty quickly veers off into a drama. Set against the backdrop of down-town Rio de Janeiro, the … Continue reading

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That stench, of a rotting world… “Baixio das Bestas” [2006 Brazil]

So exclaims Heitor to his neighbour and friend Mario, referring to falling standards of honour and respect within society. He ticks off a ‘permissive’ culture with ‘loose morals’, and castigates skimpily clad hostesses appearing on TV. He alleges that these occurrences are … Continue reading

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A review: “Crime Delicado” [Beto Brant, 2005 Brazil]

Beto Brant, whose films hitherto were mainly crime thrillers (including the very exceptional O Invasor), breaks genre and ventures into the unknown with his fragmented and stylistic exploration of love, sex, and art, through the drama “Crime Delicado” [Eng. … Continue reading

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