Posts Tagged 'Besouro'

Reinventing the aesthetics of Capoeira

Capoeira has been used as the subject (or device) of many films in recent years. Here, Ricardo Cangaceiro looks at the history of capoeira in film as well as reviewing Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle, the newest addition to this sequence.


Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle

Movement for Change’s Capoeiragem Conference begins with a screening of Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle, with three capoeira masters telling the story of capoeira through use of interviews, documentary footage and re-enactments. The full synopsis follows:

Brazilian film back at Barbican

Brazilian cinema festival celebrates the colourful lives of the country’s musical legends At the turn of the 20th century, watching a film in Brazil meant mute projections with a live orchestra accompaniment. Popular musicians used to voice over their own