Posts Tagged 'Brazilian Films'
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within elevated José Padilha to a major player in Latin American cinema, and became the biggest-selling Brazilian film of all time. Now, it’s being released in the UK on DVD and we decided the time was right to talk to Padilha about the controversy of the first Elite Squad and the success of it’s sequel.
Fernando Meirelles is a man in demand. The renowned director of City of God, Constant Gardener and Blindness, is in town to present his new film, 360, which opened the 55th BFI London Film Festival yesterday. JD tracked him down for a chat.
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.
We’ve been getting a little bit crazy about the upcoming release of Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. So much so that we’ve reviewed the film, interviewed the director José Padilha, previewed the film here and spoken of the film’s social
Elite Squad 2 is more than just a sequel to Elite Squad – it is also an important and courageous film that finally exposes in a very crude and realistic manner Rio’s, and probably Brazil’s, biggest problem: the corrupt system that controls it.