Posts Tagged 'Brazilian Films'

Interview with José Padilha

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.


City of God @ London World Film Festival

Rio Film School are hosting the Brazilian night of the London World Film Festival, which means a screening of City of God as well as a Q+A with Leandro Firmino (aka Lil Ze from City of God) and a few


Brazilian Cinema Returns

It wasn’t that long ago that we had the Brazilian Film Festival of London but already we have a new season of Brazilian cinema lined up, with the Cinema of Brazil season taking Travel Stories as it’s theme. This means

Interview with Fernando Meirelles

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.

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.


Live Re-score of Black Orpheus

On the opening night of the Vision Sound Music festival, Charlie Dark will be creating a new soundtrack to Marcel Camus’ film Black Orpheus.

JungleGuide: Elite Squad 2

Elite Squad 2 – known as Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro in Brazil and titled Elite Squad: The Enemy Within for the UK is the all-time largest box office ticket seller and highest-grossing film in Brazil,


Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

Elite Squad 2 (“Tropa de Elite 2″), the most successful film in Brazilian cinema history will make it’s way to UK cinemas on August 12th. Described as a “Brazilian Godfather” or as a cross between City of God and The

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Released in UK Cinemas on August 12th

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 Reveals Harsh Realities

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.