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Brazilian Cinema – Part IV Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

Oi, gente! Hey, everybody! Wondering about what to assistir (watch) over the fim de semana (weekend)? I’ve got a few tips para vocês (for you)! You’ve probably heard about movies like The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Dark Water (2005) and On The Road (2012). But talvez (perhaps) not all of you sabem (know) that these works…

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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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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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Nosso Lar Movie Posted by on Sep 1, 2010

Chico Xavier was one of Brazil’s most famous spiritists who spread Kardecist Spiritism in Brazil with several books and TV appearances. Though Xavier was well known in the 60s and 70s, his teachings are still very popular in Brazil. Last year, a movie about his life came out and was wildly successful. Now, a blockbuster…

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Listening Comprehension: Movie Review Posted by on Mar 30, 2010

Today, we’re going to do a listening comprehension exercise with a movie review from VEJA. You can watch more of them here, as well as other interesting online content from the magazine. Questions 1. What is the title of “500 Days of Summer” in Portuguese? 2. What are the reviewers two favorite movies of the…

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Cinco Vezes Favela Posted by on Jul 29, 2009

Carlos Diegues, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed film directors, is working on a new project that he hopes will challenge stereotypes of Rio’s favelas and become a box office hit: a remake of his 1962 movie “Cinco Vezes Favela,” or “Five Times Favela.” Originally produced by upper class film students, the remake is being made…

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Best Brazilian Movie Posted by on May 22, 2009

Since we discussed the topic earlier in the week, for today’s interactive feature we’re going to talk about movies. Today’s question is: what is your favorite Brazilian film? Unfortunately, due to a low popularity in foreign films, not many Brazilian films are released in US theaters, and those who have seen Brazilian movies have usually…

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