A rigorous sociology lesson without one iota of teacherly rhetoric, Maria Augusta Ramos' superb new documentary "Future June" instead counts on penetrating powers of perception to lay bare the…
Rio Film Festival
"Who's zoomin' who?" asked Aretha Franklin in her 1985 hit of the same name — and while the song doesn't feature amid the film's cooler musical selections, it summarizes the key dramatic question of…
Produced by Gullane Ent. and TC Filmes, the first Brazilian pick-up of Mundial, the new sales joint venture of IM Global and Canana, selected for Toronto and the winner at San Sebastian of the…
Convicted drug smuggler Christopher Kirk's shaggy dog tale of naivete and hopeless love slowly unravels, showing off his true calling as a complete fabulist in this exasperating yet beguiling docu.
Rather than explore the relationship between sexual minorities and their environment, "Favela Gay" largely ignores such issues, conducting generic interviews, one person per favela.
The New World's two most lasting musical genres are connected via their African roots in this ebullient, if repetitious and slightly unfocused celebration, with serious grace notes.
"Sunday Ball" ennobles its subjects without losing any of the excitement of the game: a painterly sense of composition is paired with Renato Vallone's first-rate editing, accompanied by delightfully…
Few helmers today make comedies as consistently entertaining as Argentina's Daniel Burman, and "The Mystery of Happiness" is no exception.
Cleanly scripted in pure Hollywood fashion by Richard Curtis, Stephen Daldry's "Trash" won't be confused with a real Brazilian production: Its storyline, staging and inevitably positive spin…
Bille August is in one of his most productive phases but not, alas, one of his more creative ones.
Walter Carvalho is best known as one of Brazil's top cinematographers with credits that include Walter Salles "Central Station" and Hector Babenco's "Carandiru." He's also a director of such notable…