Posts Tagged 'Brazilian Movies'


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.

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,

Interview with Wagner Moura

“The police do not exist to protect people in Brazil, they exist to protect the state.” Wagner Moura on his role in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.

Entering into the stadium, the spirit and the passion

What do you get when you put together football, capoeira, music, dance, and kites?

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