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  • Distributors of 'Aquarius' Did Not Submit the Movie to Oscar Awards

    It was not the lack of interest of the American Academy of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences that left the Brazilian movie 'Aquarius', directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, out of the competition for a nomination in the 2017 Oscar awards announced on Tuesday, January 24. The movie never competed because it was not submitted by its distributor in the U.S.

    Published on 01/26/2017 - 14h05

  • Colonies Keep Foreign Culture and Dialect in Brazil's Countryside

    It is difficult to understand what the women of Colombo, a city in the countryside of the Brazilian state of Paraná 15 kilometers from Curitiba, say.

    Published on 01/02/2017 - 13h09

  • Lead by Netflix, Streaming Media Service Subscriptions Double in Brazil

    Between April and November of 2016, the percentage of Brazilian internauts who subscribe to entertainment services (video and music) on their smartphones doubled.

    Published on 12/20/2016 - 23h27

  • Closed for 20 Years, Hotel Designed by Oscar Niemeyer Reopens in Rio

    If true luxury is in the localization, the reborn Hotel Nacional is ostentatious. Right next to the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) hillside, with an unobstructed view of the Pedra da Gávea (Gávea Stone), and just steps from the São Conrado (Saint Conrado) beach in Rio.

    Published on 12/20/2016 - 10h54

  • In 2013, Poet Ferreira Gullar Was Received Like a Pop Star in Paraty

    "Lautaro was a thin arrow/ Elastic and blue..." The famous verses from Pablo Neruda came to mind when I saw Ferreira Gullar walking through the streets of Paraty in July of 2013.

    Published on 12/06/2016 - 17h04

  • Brazilian Poet Ferreira Gullar Dies of Pneumonia at 86 in Rio de Janeiro

    Ferreira Gullar, a poet, essayist, art critic, translator, biographer and Folha columnist since 2005, died at about 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 4, at the age of 86. Gullar's granddaughter, Celeste, confirmed his death.

    Published on 12/05/2016 - 11h18

  • Rap Icon Sabotage Album Launched 13 Years After His Murder

    Written and recorded by Mauro Mateus dos Santos, better known as Sabotage, one day before his murder at 29 years of age in 2003, the lyrics from "Quem Viver Verá" (Who Lives Will See) sheds light on the potential of the Rapper before Emicida, Rashid and Projota. "Who lives will see, rap is the sound/ [You] can come, favela (slum) is a good place", the Rapper presaged in one of the 11 songs which make up the eagerly anticipated album posthumously titled after his nickname and launched on Monday (the 17th) on Spotify.

    Published on 10/18/2016 - 13h55

  • Troubles at ArtRio Reflects Current Crisis in Brazil's Art Market

    There is no getting around the obstacles ahead for ArtRio, Rio de Janeiro's annual art fair. It's all stations go in the trendy warehouses that fringe the bay of Guanabara, the headquarters of the most important art event in Rio's calendar.

    Published on 09/28/2016 - 12h24

  • 'Little Secret' Will Represent Brazil at the Oscars

    The feature film that Brazil chose to represent it at the upcoming Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category is a production that Brazil itself hasn't yet seen.

    Published on 09/13/2016 - 10h35

  • Most of the 16 Brazilian Submissions for the Oscars Are Dramas

    Twelve dramas, two comedies ("Uma Loucura de Mulher" [A Crazy Woman] and "O Roubo da Taça" [The Theft of a Glass]), and two documentaries ("Menino 23" [Kid 23] and "O Começo da Vida" [The Beginning of Life) have been submitted to compete for a Brazilian spot in the Oscars.

    Published on 09/06/2016 - 09h14