In Brazil, in 1978, under the dictatorship, the country lives the euphoria of disco fever and the fantasy life of Dancin' Days, a prime time soap. After a fatal incident, Amanda, a high-class prostitute addicted to TV, and her maid Dora, are forced to flee São Paulo to Rio. While Amanda dreams of visiting the Dancin' Days disco, Dora prepares to confront her secret past. Their destinies will eventually intersect with those of João Paulo, a diplomat who feels like a foreigner in his own country, the revolutionary Vicente and his brother Pedro, and the teenager Caio, raised by his grandparents and relying on the support of his friend Mônica as he struggles to be accepted as a gay man. Both youngsters are crazy about disco fever and fascinated by the soap Dancin' Days.
After witnessing the assassination of her parents, Luzia is raised by a cowboy and starts behaving like the men of Brazilian "Sertão". As a grown-up, she sets out to find her parent's murderer, but ends up discovering love.
Four women filmmakers examine sexuality in this anthology. Segment 1 is entitled "Let's Talk About Sex" and is the story of an aspiring actress whose day job is as a phone-sex operator. Tiring of listening to callers' fantasies, she finds a caller who is willing to listen to hers. Segment 2 is called "Taboo Palor" and tells the story of two lesbians, who, for variety, pick up a man for sex. He ends up getting more than he bargained for. Segment 3 is "Wonton Soup." Here an Australian-Chinese man tries to rekindle his affair with a Chinese woman by returning to their roots: both in the kitchen and in the bedroom.
Ivan Cardoso short film adapted from a Georges Bataille story.
A literary adaptation by Ivan Cardoso
In Rio de Janeiro's bohemian district called Lapa, during the '40s, a stylish and popular scoundrel exploits a cabaret singer, and earns his living by means of petty swindles. But then he meets Ludmila, the cabaret owner's daughter, who wants to get rich smuggling goods in times of war.
A reporter becomes involved with a band of terrorists hiding in the mountains between Peru and Bolivia.
This film is Ivan Cardoso's new incursion on pop and experimental cinema, making an hommage to old screenings at Cine AC, and reuniting restaured films and new works.
While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in order to extract restitution from the girl, forces her into prostitution. Erendira's surreal mystical experiences continue while her grandmother grows rich from exploiting her.
Orestes, a rich factory owner, falls for the beautiful Fulvia. They communicate using pigeons, to avoid being discovered by her husband.
Middle-class girl gets involved with a jealous drug dealer, who wants to kill all of her previous boyfriends.
Young guy from the poor Northeast region of Brazil comes to Rio de Janeiro to try his luck. Naturally, he is faced with many adversities along the way.
A rock-star who stopped singing after the death of his brother finds a female genie in a vase. She tries to help him live again.
In the 20's, in the State of Piauí, Brazil, a young cowboy is used politically after killing his wife, who had been seduced by her boss and his son.
The Story of longtime UFC Featherweight champion and the struggles facing him on the road to the top.
Romantic adventures of a group of Rio de Janeiro teenagers and surfers.
A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.
Life-long business partners Santiago and Eugenio care for each other, and need each other. When Eugenio suddenly vanishes, Santiago and Eugenio’s wife, join forces to look for him. What they discover is not what they set out to find, and their shared journey becomes a surprising and lighthearted meditation on friendship, love, and loyalty.
The youngest daughter of a rich man has been raped by five black men in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and her father arranges her marriage to one of his employees in order to save the family’s honor.
An intriguing case lands on Mandrake's desk. Just when he thinks he has it solved, some unexpected news changes the course of events.
This epic Brazilian film was based on the equally epic novel by Antonio Callado. Set between 1954 and 1964, the film's focus is the saga of Jesuit priest Nando. Fed up with civilization, he ventures deep into Amazon country to live with and work among the Xingu Indians.
Priscilla is 16 and if you think a normal girl too, especially when repairs to your friends. When her mother goes to work and she stays alone at home, he decides he'll get in your square attitude and will fund that idea. Among the many changes it wants to promote in your life, virginity seems to be a priority, but it will be the right time is now? Although it decided to invest in more chicken from the class to live their first sexual experience, a group work at school and a trip with friends, can forever change your expectations because she discovers that not everything is exactly as said and the truth can be quite different from reality.
"Portraits and excerpts from Brazilian films from all times. Actors, directors and images that affirm cinema."
The central story is focused on the daughters of Lulu de Luxemburgo - Tatiana , Alessandra and Ramona, who fight among themselves for Jardim do Éden resort, which their father, Fausto Cavalcante , left behind after cheating his two partners, Arthur Brandão and Manolo Gutierrez. With the disappearance of Fausto, the whole family, which was separated and spread across the world (between Rome, Los Angeles and Las Vegas), returns to Brazil.
A drama with comic touches telling the story of Carlo Antonini, a psychoanalyst who is pathologic and very interventionist, both inside and outside the office.
Alice is an independent woman, raised in a Japanese family; Mario is an immature guy of Italian origins. Two childhood friends from very distinct families, bond together by a complicity which spans generations. When Alice decides to live abroad, Mario begins to see in her more than just a friend. Now he will go out of his way to make this unlikely love story come to life in this romantic comedy tied by friendship.
Donatela and Flora, two friends who became rivals. One of them committed a homicide and pretends to be innocent. There are two versions for the same story. Who, after all, is telling the truth? Donatela or Flora?
A Maranhense young woman and a carioca tourist photographer fall for each other and get separated by destiny and a woman obsessed with his family's fortune.
An innovative telenovela set against the backdrop of the discovery of ancient fossils by a top paleontologist and the invention of futuristic robots by a brilliant scientist.
Vamp is a Brazilian telenovela produced and displayed at the time of 19 hours by Rede Globo, July 15, 1991 to February 8, 1992 in 179 chapters.
In 1934 two supposed brothers survived an avalanche in the Himalayas: the millionaire Franz Hauser (Bruno Gagliasso), who is saved by Buddhist monks, and Manfred (Carmo Dalla Vecchia), rescued by a team of climbers. Manfred returns to Brazil with a terrible secret: he sabotaged Franz’s equipment in order to take his place in the family business. After an exhaustive search, Ernest Hauser gives his son up for dead and appoints his bastard son as the director of the Hauser Group.
A romantic comedy revolving around the life of three former child stars that wish to relive their fame after the end of their childhood musical group, Magic Bunch. Now in the fun-filled 90's, fate reunites the trio formed by Manu and the brothers João and Jerônimo. It also brings back the love between the aspiring young actress and João, as well as the rivalry between their disagreeing mothers. At the same time, fueled by his dubious character and jealousy towards the new couple, Jerônimo will do anything to bring back his days of glory, even if it means jeopardizing his own family.
A young law student starts to work as a detective, decided to uncover the identity behind a series of murders, as well as who is next.
Rainha da Sucata
Malhação is a Brazilian television series for the teenage audience. The soap started in 1995, and was set in a fictional Gym Club called Malhação on Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Through the years the location varied slightly. Although the name of the soap remains the same, it is now set in the Múltipla Escolha High School.
Amor com Amor Se Paga
Que História é Essa, Porchat?
Naked sets out to explore and deconstruct female sexuality. In it, women assume their protagonism and dictate the rules when it comes to sex.
Sol is a hardworking woman who has the chance to work as a backing vocalist for a funk singer and return to dancing, as she did in her youth. Torn between family pressure and passion for the stage, she must face the judgment of her church's members and conflicts with her family. The new chance will make her reconnect with her past in many ways, leading her to find her great youth love.
O Belo e as Feras