Bye Bye Brazil*

  • 1980 ----- color ----- 98 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Carlos Diegues; Jose Wilker, Bety Faria, Fabio Junior, Zaira Zambelli) A hypnotically languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick, Bye Bye Brazil was filmed on location across 9,000 miles of Brazil. The film effortlessly conveys a sense of a living, breathing country without ever becoming picturesque or traveloguish. The story follows a small-time travelling sideshow--Magician, Strong Man, Exotic Dancer--as they ply the dusty back roads of Brazil, hovering on the edge of allegory and peddling cardboard magic, tawdry yet enchanting. (In Portuguese with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of Higher Education in Washington state only)
  • Topics: (History: Latin American, Latin America, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)