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Carlos Diegues, 1999
Brazil | Portuguese with English Subtitles | Format: HDCam | 110 minutes
Diegues introduction and Q&A at April 14 screening!
In this adaptation of Vinicius de Moraes’ play Orfeu da Conceição, Diegues frames the classic Orpheus tale in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Orfeu (Toni Garrido) is the top composer in his samba school, and while working on new arrangements for the upcoming Carnival, he meets newcomer Eurídice (Patricia Franca). Their intense love affair sets off a cycle of jealousy and violence