LOOKING FOR THE BLACK ORPHEUS

A LA RECHERCHE D'ORFÉU NÉGRO

STAR PRODUCTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2005

1959, and a thunderclap sounds in the sky over Cannes. A virtually unknown filmmaker, Marcel Camus wins the Palme d'Or with ORFÉU NÉGRO (Black Orpheus).

    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • René LETZGUS, Bernard TOURNOIS
    • Writer(s)
    • René LETZGUS, Bernard TOURNOIS
    • Producer(s)
    • René LETZGUS
    • Synopsis
    • 1959, and a thunderclap sounds in the sky over Cannes. A virtually unknown filmmaker, Marcel Camus wins the Palme d'Or with ORFÉU NÉGRO (Black Orpheus), a year after collecting the Oscar for best foreign film. Forty-five years later, what has become of the myth of Orpheus and Euridyce, transposed to Brazil by Vinicius de Moraes? It is by tackling modern daily reality that we are setting out "Looking for the Black Orpheus", through the two musical genres of the Bossa Nova and the Samba. We take up the intentions of Vinicius de Moraes for whom the myth of Orpheus, the legacy of Greece, is an integral part of the Brazilian nation.
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    • Star Production
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