Bruno Barreto's intimate, affecting, somewhat lumpily paced biopic focuses chiefly on poet Elizabeth Bishop's 15-year lesbian relationship with headstrong Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
This year, the foreign lingo category boasts submissions from 65 countries
Prisa, Spain's biggest media company, is angling to push into international telenovela production with its epic "Equador" (Ecuador).
Native talent, fest faves fuel Brazil's film slate
Even as Brazilian cinema is on the rise, the once-dominant Bruno Barreto continues his decline, as evidenced by "Money on the Side," a slick, negligible adaptation of Juco de Oliveira's popular…
The production company of Fernando Meirelles, arguably Brazil's most important helmer today, was founded in 1990, and five years later became the country's leading producer of commercials.
Bruno Barreto's "Four Days in September" is a scrupulously even-handed account of the 1969 kidnapping of the U.S. ambassador to Brazil by left-wing revolutionaries. Everyone has his reasons, and…