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Documentary of the life & filmmaking of Jia Zhang-Ke from the Brazilian Walter Salles. Reflections on transformation of Chinese society, towns, family, the cultural revolution and globalization ("americanization"). Insights of the actors and on the places of his movies. (imdb)
Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S. (imdb)
70 critics and filmmakers discuss cinema from the age old conflict between the artist and the observer, the creator and the critic. From 1998 to 2007, Kleber Mendonça Filho has collected points of view about this relationship in Brazil, USA and Europe, using his personal experience as both filmmaker and critic. Crítico opens a window to an art which is more and more judged by the industry and which struggles to remain human in the way it is realized and observed. (imdb)
Four brothers struggle to find meaning and hope in the poor outskirts of São Paulo.
Short films inspired by the UDHR.
Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.
Based on a film by the creators of the Japanese version of the "The Ring" comes this haunting, chilling, film about a young mother who goes to extreme lengths to solve a mystery and protect her daughter. (Touchstone Pictures)
This film follows an inspiring journey of self-discovery and traces the youthful origins of a revolutionary heart, Che Guevara. (Focus Features)
Armas e Paz (2003) - Short Film
Videoclip of the homonimous song by Adão Xalebaradã
Castanha e Caju Contra o Encouraçado Titanic (2002) - Short Film
Caju and Castanha are Brazilian singers. The short is about globalization.
Set in the Brazilian badlands in 1910, Behind the Sun tells the story of two families locked in a generations-old deadly feud. It started out as a battle over land, but now it's escalated into a series of reprisals that is claiming the lives of the young men on both sides. (Miramax Films)
Somos Todos Filhos da Terra (1998) - Short Film
Favela resident of Canterbury in Rio de Janeiro, Xalebaradã Adam is a composer of over 500 songs and has never been recorded in Brazil.
A young boy's (Oliveira) mother is killed in front of Rio de Janeiro's Central Station. Homeless and with nowhere to turn, he is reluctantly befriended by a lonely and cynical woman (Montenegro). Resisting her initial impulse to make a quick profit off the child, she commits to returning him to his father in Brazil's remote Northeast. The trip becomes a quest for their own identities: one boy's search for his father, and one woman's search for her heart. (Sony Pictures Classics)
At midnight of December 31st of 1999, the destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the fireworks fall over Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach and the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone... (imdb)
After the death of her mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger. (imdb)
João & Antônio (1992) - TV Movie
A documentary about the fathers of Bossa Nova: João Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim.