Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was a cultural event, kicking off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES - New, restored high-definition digital transfer - Archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn - New video interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro - Ã€ la recherche d'"Orfeu negro," a feature-length documentary about Black Orpheus's cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today - Theatrical trailer - PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson.
Lourdes de Oliveira,Lea Garcia,Marpessa Dawn,Breno Mello
Portuguese adaptation of the story of a streetcar conductor who falls in love with a woman on the run in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Winner of Best Foreign Film Oscar!