Brazil

Kiss of the spider woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman (Portuguese: O Beijo da Mulher Aranha) is a 1985 Brazilian-American drama film directed by Argentine-born Brazilian director Héctor Babenco, and adapted by Leonard Schrader from the Manuel Puig novel of the same name. William Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy, and Milton Gonçalves...
Carandiru - Poster

Carandiru

Carandiru is a 2003 Brazilian and Argentine film directed by Hector Babenco. It is based on the book Estação Carandiru (English: Carandiru Station) by Dr. Drauzio Varella, a physician and AIDS specialist, who is portrayed in the film by Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos. Carandiru tells some of the stories that occurred in Carandiru Penitentiary, which was the biggest prison...
Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (born November 9, 1955 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director in 2004 for his work in the Brazilian film City of God, released in 2002 in Brazil and in 2003 in the U.S. by Miramax Films. He was also nominated for the Golden Globe Best Director...
Posted 05 Oct 2012 | Brazilian directors | 0 Comments
Terra em transe - poster

Entranced Earth

Entranced Earth (Portuguese: Terra em Transe) is a 1967 Brazilian drama film directed by Glauber Rocha. It was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Award. It also won the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1968 Plot Like any...
Posted 08 Jun 2012 | Brazilian movies, Images, Synopsis, Trailers | 0 Comments
Sonia Braga

Sonia Braga

Sonia Braga was born in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil, the daughter of Maria José “Zeze” Braga, a seamstress, and a realtor father. In 1975, she became famous in Brazil with the telenovela Gabriela (based on the book Gabriela, Cravo e Canela by Jorge Amado). Braga made another notable Jorge...
Posted 16 May 2012 | Brazilian actresses | 2 Comments
Walter Salles

Walter Salles

Walter Moreira Salles, Jr. (born April 12, 1956) is a Brazilian filmmaker and film producer of international prominence. Salles's first notable film was Terra Estrangeira (Foreign Land), released in Brazil in 1995. Locally, it was widely acclaimed by film critics and a minor box-office hit, and it was selected...
Posted 16 Sep 2011 | Brazilian directors | 0 Comments
Behind the sun - poster

Behind the Sun

Behind the Sun (Portuguese title: Abril Despedaçado) is a 2001 Brazilian film directed by Walter Salles, produced by Arthur Cohn, and starring Rodrigo Santoro. Its original Portuguese title means Shattered April, and it is based on the novel of the same name (original Albanian title: Prill i Thyer) written...
Posted 12 Sep 2011 | Brazilian movies, Images, Synopsis, Trailers | 2 Comments

Elite Squad

The Elite Squad (Portuguese: Tropa de Elite) is a 2007 Brazilian film directed by José Padilha. The film is a semi-fictional account of the BOPE (Portuguese: Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais), the Special Police Operations Battalion of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police. It is the second feature film...
Fernanda Montenegro

Fernanda Montenegro

Fernanda Montenegro (born Arlete Pinheiro Esteves da Silva; October 16, 1929) is a Brazilian stage, television and film actress, mostly recognized for her leading role in Central Station, which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Brazilian actor to be nominated. Regarding the...
Posted 06 Apr 2011 | Brazil, Brazilian actresses | 0 Comments
City of God - scene

Alexandre Rodrigues

Alexandre Rodrigues (born 1983 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian actor. He is most famous for playing the part of Buscapé (Rocket in the English subtitled version), the narrator and main protagonist in the 2002 film Cidade de Deus (City of God). Filmografy Garibaldi in America (2009)...
Posted 06 Apr 2011 | Brazil, Brazilian actors | 0 Comments
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