Tag: brazil

O NOME DA MORTE Trailer: When Real Life Goes Haywire

Oh, boy, this could be good. A new trailer for O Nome da Morte (or, The Name of Death) really steps up the action after a tranquil beginning. André Mattos, Matheus Nachtergaele, and Marco Pigossi star; Henrique Goldman directed. Fernando...

Blu-ray Review: VAZANTE, Bleak, Black and White Beauty in Brazilian Soul-Breaker

From its very first moments, Vazante makes its intentions apparent. Captured in black and white imagery that is preoccupied with draining any possibility of color from its quiet, slow-moving landscape, the film is set in and around a remote cattle...

Exclusive ELIS Clip: First Performance

Where does greatness begin? In our exclusive clip from Elis, greatness begins in a crowded club where Elis Regina gives a scintillating performance. The singer began her career at the age of 11 and recorded her first album when she...

Review: IN THE INTENSE NOW Bottles Up The Spirit of 1968, Lights It and Throws It in the Street

The legacy of 68 is that it made people 'woke'. Its impact still felt from Occupy Movement to more recent the Black Lives Matter and #metoo movements. Anyone who took to the street for one cause or another can deeply relate to In the Intense Now. With the disparity between haves and have-nots is greater than ever, the spirit of 68 is sorely needed than ever before.

THE CANNIBAL CLUB (O CLUBE DOS CANIBAIS): Trailer Brazilian Cannibal Comedy

Guto Parente's Brazilian dark cannibal comedy The Cannibal Club (O Clube Dos Canibais) will have its World Premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival at the end of the month. Screen Anarchy is pleased to debut the trailer for Parente's...

Toronto 2017: Exclusive MOTORRAD Clip, Beware the Quiet Before the Motorcyles

Our exclusive clip from Motorrad begins on a quiet note before roaring into action. "In a remote part of Brazil," says the brief synopsis, "a group of young bikers is lured onto a remote trail. On it, fun, sex and...

Fantasia 2017 Review: FRIENDLY BEAST, Man Is the Most Dangerous Animal

It's nearly closing time at a struggling restaurant. The waitress, Sara (Luciana Paes) and kitchen staff just want to go home, while the boss, Inácio (Murilo Benício) struggles with money troubles, a nagging wife, and a desire for power and...

Fantasia 2017: Stunning FRIENDLY BEAST Exclusive Poster and First-Look Stills

Ahead of its world premiere at Fantasia on July 25, we have the exclusive first-look poster for Brazilian thriller Friendly Beast (O Animal Cordial), as well as several exclusive stills, which you can feast your eyes on below. Here's how...

First SOUNDTRACK Trailer Heads to the Arctic for Eco-Drama

The first trailer for Soundtrack sets up a very cold premise, starting with its setting: the Arctic. Its very strong, serious, dramatic tone suggests that something more is going on under the surface. The official synopsis provides more details: The...

Blu-ray Review: MARTIN SCORSESE'S WORLD CINEMA PROJECT VOL. 2, A Trip Worth Taking

Nearly five years after Criterion released Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project Volume One, an impressive box set of six films from around the world, we finally have its first follow up, Volume Two. Like the first volume in both packaging,...

MORTO NAO FALA: Check The First Image From Dennison Ramalho's Debut Feature!

For those on with an ear to the ground of the international genre film circuit, Brazilian director Dennison Ramalho has been a bit of a touch point name for years now. The director of acclaimed shorts Love From Mother Only...

Brazilian Political Thrills in REAL - O PLANO POR TRÁS DA HISTÓRIA Trailer

Heading to Brazilian theaters on May 25, Real - O Plano Por Trás da História has revealed its first trailer, which presents it as a snappy political thriller.  Based on Guilherme Fiúza's book 3000 Dias no Bunker, it's set in 1993,...

O RASTRO: Second Creepy Trailer For Brazilian Horror Film Arrives

People tend to find hospitals unsettling at the best of times but crumbling, soon to be abandoned hospitals in Brazil? Based on the new trailer for J.C. Feyer's upcoming Brazilian horror film O Rastro (The Trace We Leave Behind) I...

SXSW 2017 Review: DIVINE DIVAS Goes Behind the Curtains

Vibrant and enlightening, Divine Divas peeks behind the curtains of the Rival Theatre in Brazil, which was one of the first in the country to showcase men dressed as women in the 1960s. Eight artists have gathered for a 50th...

Watch The Trailer For Brazilian Indie Musical AMARE

Pitched as a Brazilian answer to Once with a bit of a scifi twist, MM Izidoro's Amare looks to be something compellingly unusual. Shot entirely on an iPhone on the most micro of micro-budgets Amare looks to shake off its...

O RASTRO Trailer: Creepy Horror From Brazil

Atmosphere is everything in the first trailer for O Rastro (English title: The Trace We Leave Behind). Director J.C. Feyer establishes a creepy tone and a story that doesn't entirely reveal itself, not least because I don't speak Portuguese and...

The Apocalypse Arrives In Trailer For Gorgeous Brazilian SciFi Short LUNATIQUE

Though we didn't know his name we've been admiring the work of Gabriel Kalim Mucci in these parts for years. Mucci first crossed our desk as the cinematographer on Carlos Ganaian's fabulous short film Akai and he moves now into...

Interview: Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro Discusses His Work

The Brazilian artist Gabriel Mascaro, having one leg in the visual arts and the other in cinema, already has several notable works under his belt, and Film Society of Lincoln Center is celebrating him as arising international auteur by organizing...

Review: Gabriel Mascaro's NEON BULL Mingles Naturalism And Sensuality In Brazil

Brazilian helmer Gabriel Mascaro is a keen observer of human behaviors. With his documentary work, such as Housemaids, High-rise, he demonstrated his anthropological tendencies and lent sharp insights into complex Brazilian society while being playful and adventurous with the cinema...

Interview: Alê Abreu Talks About His BOY AND THE WORLD

Alê Abreu's Boy and the World is an enchanting, infectious and at times somber experience. There is no real dialogue in his film to drive the story forward, instead he uses gorgeous visual expressions and minor guttural utterances. You do not have to...