10 Must-See Films On the Afro-Brazilian Experience

August 12, 2016 at 05:00 am | Entertainment

Deidre Gantt

Deidre Gantt | Contributor

August 12, 2016 at 05:00 am | Entertainment

‘Orfeu’ (1999)

Forty years after the original black-and-white version of “Black Orpheus” was released, the play by Vinicius de Moraes was adapted once again for the turn-of-the-millennium audience. Like its predecessor, this version depicts the ill-fated love affair between the title character “Orfeu” and “Eurydice” against a backdrop of crowdedfavelas (or slums) and samba schools. Audiences get to see the story unfold in color this time, featuring scenes shot during the 1998 Carnival in Rio. I promise not to mention Zezé Motta again after this film.

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