Black Orpheus (1959). Directed by Marcel Camus, 107 min., PG
This vibrant retelling of the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice takes place during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The film won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Palme d’Or at Cannes. “It is amazingly exciting—sometimes, with the quick voluptuous beat of the music, and the mad gusto of the costumed dancers, the pace seems unbearable in its speed and passion.” (The Boston Globe)
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