On New Year's Eve, six friends reunite to celebrate the new year. As the night progresses, the revelry soon gives in to long-seated conflicts as well as joys and hopes for a better future.
It is a documentary about the trajectory of the liberation of the Brazilian woman's body and exposes the differences of this trajectory to white and black women. The film presents interviews, archive images that illustrate some of the factors that contributed to this liberation in Brazil - such as music, dance, fashion and the contraceptive pill - and proposes a discussion about feminism through the deconstruction of the masculine. The film incorporates fictional scenes where men do not realize their macho and racist behavior and full of class prejudices, rooted and accepted by society.
A journey into the psyche of Atanásio, a doorman in Copacabana, confused while attempting to understand his desires and aspirations.
Three couples meet in the middle of Carnival, trying to get together in the midst of various conflicts that have the biggest party in Brazil as a scenario - and often as a cause.
City of God – 10 Years Later investigates what happened to the actors who took part in the award-winning film directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund. This documentary shows what City of God’s worldwide success meant to their lives. Were the actors prepared for the film’s success? Did the social background of some of them prove stronger than the opportunity that came their way?
Manoela is journalist in her thirties who faces love and professional crises. In an unexpected incident, she gets to know Helena, who takes her to a support group for women who love too much or are excessively jealous: the League of those who are Obsessive-Compulsive for Affection (L.O.C.A., Brazilian slang for "crazy"). The therapist seems to be an extremely mature and structured psychologist. Manoela sees this group as a chance to write an incredible article about the current female roles and wishes.
Diogo and Emília have been together for 16 years. They have a teenage daughter and undergo a tedious phase. However, everything turns upside down when they find out their best friends, Ricardo and Bettina, have an open marriage. More than that: they are swingers, are super cool about this choice, and try to convince the other couple that it is possible to be quite happy with this liberal lifestyle. This news comes like a bolt from the blue. After reacting badly to the idea, Emília gets excited and convinces Diogo to, at least, go to a party with Ricardo and Betina's "gang". And that is when a series of events that will shake the couple's boring little life starts. Will they set their jealousy aside and become supporters of this practice?
After earning an unexpected compensation, he decides to spend the money by taking the whole family for a weekend in Búzios-RJ, Graça will show several confusions caused by the family, now far from the community where the six seasons of the comedy film took place.
After being released from prison, Dr. Nise da Silveira is back at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take on the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through paintings, animals and love.
When two friends fall in love with the same girl, the situation can be complicated. Especially if that girl is Dora, recently widowed, and if the friends are André and Lucas, childhood friends of Narciso, her late husband. Too soon for Dora to open up to a new love, the two friends begin a fun dispute for a chance at the widow's heart and in the midst of their grief they discover that Narcissus was perhaps not the great friend they thought.
Based on 'Death of a Man in the Balkans (2012)', an original feature film of Miroslav Momcilovic, 'Sorria, Você Está Sendo Filmado' ('Smile, You're Being Filmed') tells the story of a suicide, in only one shot of 80 minutes, from the perspective of a web cam which only the suicidal knew was on, giving the viewer the feeling of watching everything from his window. "From the screenplay to the shooting, we are doing a kind of reality cinema," sets this movie director Daniel Filho.
Wagner is a 22-year old Brazilian guy, who dreams about leaving the country for a better life, until he meets Justina, an experienced woman who turns his life upside down. Together they will discover that life has a lot more to offer.
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Hickson lived off the books, running from one place to another to make a living. His only great achievement in life had been to win over his wife Jéssika, an evangelical hairdresser and his girlfriend since childhood. The two lead a life without great prospects in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro until Hickson gets a job at an evangelical radio station. With luck, talent and the help of Jessica, he soon becomes a pastor and has a meteoric rise in the church. But with fame and money comes envy. What now Hickson?
The project '5 x slum, now by ourselves' gathered over 80 young people from Rio's favelas (slums), selected through workshops, script and filmmaking techniques to create a feature film consisting of five stories that reflect different facets of the daily lives of residents of these communities - with the promise of escape stereotypical representations.
A Festa de Léo
Four people with different values and standards meet in the urban chaos of Copacabana. Rita and Waldick come from the country, and befriend two Rio de Janeiro native guys, upon arrival: the playboy and surfer Paulo Roberto and a pimp called Tim.
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.
Two teenagers from different social classes fall in love after meeting in a conflict at a party and will have to face challenges to be together.
The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the distinctive qualities and character of that location. The film serves to bridge gaps between cultures, educating and entertaining the audience, while celebrating unique and universal expressions of love.
Mulheres do Brasil
Luzia is a hard working mother whose life is turned upside down when she falls in love with Beto Falcão, a declining singer who regains his fame after taken for dead. But this romance jeopardizes the ambitious plans of Beto's ex-girlfriend and a devious bawd who will do anything to put an end to the musician's infatuation. In order to save her life, Luiza leaves her little children behind, flees the country and becomes DJ Ariella. Years later she comes back to fight fiercely for a second chance at reuniting her family, unaware she will soon meet again the love of her past and her tormentors.
Insensato Coração is a Brazilian telenovela that first aired on Rede Globo in 2011.
The series surrounds the damaged relationship between a saxophonist and a woman who falls in love for a former boyfriend, whom she had left to marry him.
A moving tale of courage and resilience in the struggle for freedom – this is the role that life has cast for headstrong Morena in Brave Woman. Raised in a poor neighborhood in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, this tough and humble woman will spare no effort to protect her family and gain her independence.
A Lua Me Disse
Discussing the limits between good and bad, the plot is set in Rio de Janeiro and tells the story of Romero Rômulo (Alexandre Nero), an ex-politician that has a life less obvious then it seems.
Nanda must rethink her plansof studying in Amsterdam when she discovers she is pregnant. After losing the support of her boyfriend Léo, the young girl decides to return home, where she suffers a serious accident and dies.However, Helena, her doctor, is able to save her new-born twins: Francisco and Clara. Unfortunately, Clara suffers from Downs Syndrome. Helena feels a strong emotional tie to Clara and adopts her.Years later, the twins’father Léo, a young and wealthy businessman, returns to the scene, wanting to gain custody of the children.However, Helena and Alex fight to the end to retain guardianship of the twins, whom they have raised with such love.
Tecendo o Saber
The search for a successor provokes the beginning of a clash between two young and talented executives of his group: Daniel Bastos, a lad of simple origins and excellent character, who is not only handsome and charming, but also intelligent and skilled, and Olavo Novaes, an ambitious and unscrupulous man who is ready to fight for the position, at any cost. To fight against Olavo‘s treacherous plans, Daniel will have the help of the sweet and sensitive Paula, a young lady raised as an only child who founds, on the eve of her mother‘s death, that she is adopted and has a family. What Paula does not know is that she has an identical twin sister, the wicked Taís, who is as ambitious and unscrupulous as the man who becomes her main ally, Olavo Novaes. Antenor, for his part, decides on having an heir when he meets the headstrong and honest Lúcia, a woman who will make this cold businessman find true love is and a real reason to live.
In 1856, the emperor Dom Pedro II lived a marriage of appearances with Teresa Cristina, with whom he was forced to marry at a young age by his parents' political alliance, having two daughters with her: Isabel and Leopoldina. He truly loves Countess Luisa, a cultured and time-ahead woman who fights for the abolitionist cause and women's rights, married to Eugenio, the emperor's cousin. At the same time there are sisters Pilar and Dolores: the first went to a convent after her mother's death in childhood, growing up among books and dreaming of studying medicine - inspired by the story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first doctor in the world -, while the second stayed at home to take care of her father, Colonel Eudoro, growing up repressed, illiterate and without vanity.
"The Cariocas", a series in ten stand-alone episodes, tells the story of ten modern-day women against the beautiful backdrop of Rio de Janeiro and its stunning urban landscapes. Our protagonists are uninhibited, adulterous, vindictive, suicidal, envious, brides, betrayed, deluded. Women with distinct beauty and quaint peculiarities, each one has a particular way of life.
Cidade de Deus: A Série
Inside a chaotic emergency room in Rio de Janeiro, a team of doctors are torn between their internal personal conflicts, the difficulties of the profession and the surprising dramas behind each patient‘s history, in a heroic attempt to save lives...See more
The series is based on the award-winning Brazilian film City of God, which itself was nominated for Oscars in four categories, including Best Director for Fernando Meireles. Based on the story of two friends, Laranjinha and Acerola, who live adventurous and dangerous lives in a Rio de Janeiro slum, 'City of Men' brings into sharp relief the condition of children and adolescents in these areas, realistically yet with a dose of humor.
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