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"2 Filhos de Francisco" (Two Sons of Francisco)

MOVIES - filmesPosted by Marisa Thu, December 03, 2009 16:05:29

Dispatch from Brazil: “2 Filhos de Francisco” Blazes the Brazilian Box Office With Hopes for Oscar - by Michael Gibbons (October 24, 2005)

(...) “2 Filhos de Francisco”‘s family-friendly content allows it to tap into an audience that previous hits, like “Cidade de Deus” (City of God), did without. The film follows the lives of the popular sertaneja (a type of Brazilian folk music) brother duo Zeze di Camargo and Luciano and their rise from poverty to fame. Not only is family portrayed as the core element in the boys’ lives, but their father Francisco is shown as a sort of hero who was largely responsible for their chart-topping success. The film mixes nostalgia with a feel-good story, slick cinematography, and of course, plenty of loved songs by Zeze di Camargo and Luciano.

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"Eu Tu Eles"

MOVIES - filmesPosted by Marisa Edwards Fri, August 07, 2009 22:50:15

Synopsis: Me, You, Them

Waddington's deliciously surprising second feature starts out incredibly bleakly, with its none-too-lovely pregnant heroine (Casé) leaving her mother's home in the arid wastelands of north eastern Brazil, only to return with her son to find the old lady dead, her elderly landlord proposing marriage and turning out to be an idle tyrant. Then gradually the film mutates into an unsentimental but uplifting comedy celebrating Casé's rise to power over not one but three husbands, all living under the same roof. Inspired by a true story, the film subtly observes how the woman plays on her suitors' jealousy, insecurity and pride, using her patience, good humour and earthy sexuality to place them in unlikely, unspoken but very real competition with each other. Heading a superb cast, Casé is simply extraordinary; Gilberto Gil's music is both lovely and entirely in keeping with the film's shifting moods; and Breno Silveira's 'Scope camerawork is both admirably to the point and visually stunning. A treat.

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