Brazilian movies

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...
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
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...
Cidade de Deus

Top 10 Movies from Brazil

The Top 10 Movies from Brazil is a selection of the most voted movies from IMDB. Is your favourite Brazilian movie on the list? Cidade de Deus (2002) Tropa de Elite (2007) Central do Brasil (1998) Carandiru (2003) O Beijo da Mulher Aranha (1985) (best known as Kiss of...
Posted 24 Mar 2011 | Brazil, Brazilian movies, Lists | 1 Comment
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos in Portuguese) is a 1976 comedy film directed by Bruno Barreto. Based on the novel of the same name by Jorge Amado, it takes place in 1940s Bahia. It stars Sônia Braga, José Wilker, and Mauro Mendonça...
Ibero-American Movies

Top 100 Ibero-American Movies of all time

In 2008 NOTICINE conducted a comprehensive poll to select the Top 100 Ibero-American Movies of all time. Cinema critics, journalists, festival organizers and movie lovers suggested an initial list of films. After two months of voting through the website, 500 movie lovers from around the world selected their 100...

City of God

City of God (Portuguese: Cidade de Deus) is a Brazilian crime film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Kátia Lund, released in its home country in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. It was adapted by Bráulio Mantovani from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo...
Central Do Brasil

Central Station

Central Station (Portuguese: Central do Brasil) is a 1998 drama film set in Brazil. It tells the story of a young boy’s friendship with a jaded middle-aged woman. The movie was adapted by Marcos Bernstein and João Emanuel Carneiro from a story by Walter Salles and it was directed...