The Big City

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The Big City
A Grande Cidade | Carlos Diegues, 1966
Brazil | Portuguese with English Subtitles | Format: 35mm | 80 minutes

Arriving in Rio de Janeiro from her northeast Brazilian home, Luzia (Anecy Rocha) searches for her fiancé Jasão. During her quest, Luzia meets Calunga, a local scoundrel who shows her the city, and Inácio, who is considering returning home to the northeast. She discovers that Jasão is now a feared thief operating in one of the city’s favelas. Before Luzia can save him, both become victims of the big city’s violence.

Series: Brazilian Saga: Carlos Diegues’ Cinematic Adventures

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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