Black Orpheus

Dir: Marcel Camus
Cast: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira
100mins   1959   Brazil | France | Italy   12A   Portuguese    Subtitled   

Part of Summer of Music: Latin America

Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu's vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between moments of fantasy and stark reality.

This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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Wed 7 August