During their initial years as a muted medium, motion pictures were a globe-gamboling unicorn magically uniting the planet through their gnostic, prelapsarian eschewment of language proper.
Waste Land (2009), a documentary focused on the relationship between Brazilian art star Vik Muniz and garbage pickers in the world’s largest landfill in Rio de Janeiro, won the Audience Award (in the World Cinema Doc category) on January 30, 2010, at the Sundance Film Festival.
One of Brazil’s finest actors makes his directorial debut with this deeply disturbing tale about the deprivation and manipulation simmering beneath extreme religious ritual and superstition
Salve Geral (2009), the new film directed by Sergio Rezende (Zuzu Angel, Lamarca), will represent Brazil at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony in early 2010. Salve Geral recounts the events knows as Brazil’s “September 11″, when the local organized crime, an organization called PCC, promoted a highly violent strike against… Read More →
Veteran director Bruno Barreto (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands) exposes the world of Rio’s drug trafficking in a very effective way.
In 1983 a baby boy is brutally taken from his mother, Marisa, by the local drug lord. Ten years later, a boy witnesses his mother’s savage murder and is forced to live on the streets.