||Friday, July 06, 2001
|Rated: (NR) |
|Unusual documentary about the music of the
'Nordestinos,' people who have moved from Brazil's rural north to
the southern city of São Paulo. Using no interviews or narration,
the filmmakers create a musical and cinematic treasure.
House: LX Filmes
Duration: 94 Mins.
Film Width: 1.66
Sound: Dolby SR
Production: A production of LX Filmes, Cobra Films, AF
Cinema & Video, RTBF, Mezzo, Voyage.
Do Futuro |
|In 1941, Orson Welles was asked by the
U.S. State Department to be a good-will ambassador to
Brazil. Plans included his filming of Rio's famous
Carnaval for RKO. It was a fateful trip, one in which
Welles, touched by the Brazilian people and their music,
decided to make a film called The Story of Samba. The
footage of Carnaval, however, upset studio
executives-one characterized it as 'a lot of jigaboos
jumping up and down'-and destroyed Welles' wunderkind
status in Hollywood. This was not the Brazil Hollywood
wanted to see. |
|Critic: Maria Garcia
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