Netflix needs our help to select the best Brazilian films. Prêmio Netflix is a platform to celebrate and promote independent Brazilian movies. They´ve selected 10 of these incredible stories and need your help to decide which one should be shared with the entire world. Votes must be cast by 03/10/2016. Um prêmio feito para promover… Read More Premio Netflix – Select a winning film
I decided to catch up on my Brazilian films and started off with this highly recommended video, Dancing with the Devil, a documentary on the drug war in Rio de Janeiro. There are lots of similar videos out there, but this one is slightly different because it shows the lives and stories of the member… Read More Film Review – Dancing with the Devil (Documentary)
Most people know José Padilha as simply being the director of Elite Squad I and II, but I consider him a genius of the film industry, not only in Brazil. Few directors manage to capture the soul of individuals, regardless of frontiers, like he does. His characters are real, intense, convincing, likeable, detestable, intriguing but… Read More José Padilha – Pure Genius
In São Paulo, Rio and many other capital Brazilian cities, informal and formal (public and private) school teachers, including English schools, can join the Clube do Professor. This entitles teachers and one companion the right to a full discount on Saturdays, and a 50% discount on weekdays in some cinemas in these cities. To join… Read More Clube do Professor – Free cinema for teachers
I am a film junkie. After watching all the films in the bootleg rental hut near my house in Valença, Bahia, I reluctantly decided to consider films I would seldom watch if I had another choice. This led me to see Brazilian cinema under a very different light. One of the jewels awaiting me on… Read More "Quanto vale ou é por quilo?"