Brazilian Film

REVIEW The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

By 12 October, 2021

The tale of two inseparable sisters struggling with repression and prejudice in Rio de Janeiro’s machismo society in the 1950s., Karin Ainouz’s The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão is being released into UK cinemas on Friday 15th October.

REVIEW Temporada

By 13 May, 2019

Juliana moves alone to a new town to eke out a living working for a dengue control service, leaving behind her former, somewhat troubled life. Once in these new, unfamiliar surroundings, she is forced to adapt to a... Read Article

REVIEW Obscuro Barroco

By 27 November, 2018

Obscuro Barroco is an acid-laced homage to the forces and characters that give life to Rio de Janeiro. Fragments of ecstatic dancing, fireworks, protests, contorted bodies, and cityscapes are paired with lyrical reflections from the long-time Rio resident,... Read Article

REVIEW Samba & Jazz

By 08 December, 2015

If you want to see what a cultural, social and generational creative community looks, feels and sounds like, then dive right into this fantastic film. Samba & Jazz tells the stories of what it means to be part... Read Article

REVIEW The Moving Creatures

By 14 September, 2015

The Moving Creatures (O Que Se Move) is set in the city of São Paulo in Brazil, and talks about three different families dealing with some form of loss, and how it affects them when life changes so... Read Article

REVIEW I Touched All Your Stuff

By 30 August, 2015

When Brazilian film-makers Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani won a competition to make a documentary about foreigners in the country’s jails, they quickly reduced it down from the general to the particular. The particular was American, Chris Kirk.... Read Article

REVIEW The Way He Looks

By 27 November, 2014

Teenage love is a simply complicated thing, and Brazilian director Daniel Ribeiro’s The Way He Looks does not muddle its lens. With an adorably twee soundtrack and a twist on the coming-of-age love triangle, Ribeiro’s first full-length feature... Read Article

REVIEW Getúlio

By 24 November, 2014

Getúlio, a new film about Brazilian president Getúlio Vargas by João Jardim, reminds me somewhat of Lincoln, the 2012 film about the American president of the same name. Both films focus on crucial events in the lives of... Read Article