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Lixo Extraordinário Posted by on Feb 22, 2011

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, I wanted to make sure you’re all in the loop about the one Brazilian candidate, which is nominated for Best Documentary. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the movie which I’ve seen multiple times and written about for a long time, so I wanted to share the info…

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Breaking Dawn in Rio de Janeiro Posted by on Nov 10, 2010

This week, the stars of the Twilight Saga are in Brazil filming scenes for the final film in the series, Breaking Dawn. While some teenage carioca girls were overjoyed, not everyone was happy about the shoot. Today we’re going to read two stories about the film production in Rio de Janeiro from Brazilian news sources…

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Tropa de Elite 2 Posted by on Sep 28, 2010

Next week, one of Brazil’s most highly anticipated films is coming out, Tropa de Elite 2, or Elite Squad 2. The first film, Tropa de Elite, was one of Brazil’s biggest cinematic successes, despite the fact that a pirated DVD was released before its premiere and thousands of people saw the movie before it came…

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Jos̩ Saramago РA Life Full of Portuguese Posted by on Jun 25, 2010

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Today Brazil and Portugal battle it out on the field in the World Cup, and although both countries are “rivals,” on the grass, and there is a friendly rivalry in many other aspects amongst the two nations, every once in a while, there’s a person or happening that’s just as important to one as it…

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Circuito Inffinito Posted by on May 28, 2010

Great news, Brazilian Portuguese fans! The Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival may be coming to your city this summer. The festival will be in New York from June 5 – 12, in Vancouver from July 15 – 18, in Miami from August 13 – 21, and in London from September 1 – 5. This is not…

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Brazilian Film Watch Posted by on May 11, 2010

Last week, we took a look at a new Brazilian documentary, keeping in mind that one of the best things you can do to improve your Portuguese listening comprehension, as well as your knowledge of Brazilian culture, is to watch as many Brazilian movies that you can get your hands on. Let’s take a look…

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Children of the Amazon Posted by on May 3, 2010

One thing you can do to help learn Portuguese is to keep your eyes peeled for films and documentaries about Brazil in your area. So here’s a tip: Children of the Amazon recently premiered on American TV stations and in film festivals around the world. Be sure to look for reruns on your local station…

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