MOSTRA: Brazilian Film Series brings feature, documentary, and short films from Brazil to locations all over Chicagoland as well as Indianapolis, Madison, and Purdue University. Highlights include:
Flores Raras (Reaching for the Moon)
Frustrated poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Brazil and encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her. Anchored by magnificent lead performances from Miranda Otto and Glória Pires, Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.
Meu Pé de Laranja Lima (My Sweet Orange Tree)
My Sweet Orange Tree is a Brazilian drama film, based on the book of the same name. Directed by Marcos Bernstein and starring João Guilherme Ávila and José de Abreu, this is the second film adaptation of the novel by José Mauro de Vasconcelos. The film follows the story of Zezé, a very imaginative but misunderstood boy.
Chicago: Nov. 1 - 14. Full schedule here.