Posts tagged ‘Xica da Silva’
Xica da Silva
Directed by Carlos Diegues. With Zezé Motta, Walmor Chagas, Altair Lima.
A romanticized retelling of the true story of Xica da Silva, an eighteenth-century African slave in the state of Minas Gerais, who became the lover of the Portuguese royal agent in possession of the region’s exclusive diamond-mining contract. Restored print courtesy of Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 107 min.
Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
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Salve geral (Time of Fear)
2009. Brazil. Directed by Sergio Rezende. With Andrea Beltrão, Denise Weinberg, Lee Thalor. A recently widowed piano teacher is shocked when her only son is imprisoned for killing a young woman. Her situation goes from bad to worse when, desperate to free him, she becomes involved with the criminal organization behind a series of actions that threaten to turn São Paulo into a living hell. (more…)