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Film Screening | Black Orpheus

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There will be popcorn. 

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Directed by Marcel Camus

A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

In the heady atmosphere of Rio's carnival, two people meet and fall in love. Eurydice, a country girl, has run away from home to avoid a man who arrived at her her looking for her. She is convinced that he was going to kill her. She arrives in Rio to stay with her cousin Serafina. Orfeo works as a tram conductor and is engaged to Mira - as far as Mira is concerned anyways. As Eurydice and Orpheus get to know one another they fall deeply in love. Mira is mad with jealousy and when Eurydice disappears, Orfeo sets out to find her.


Country: Brazil, France, Italy

Language: Portuguese

Release Date: 12 June 1959 (France)

Runtime: 100 min

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