The Heiresses

25 Sept 2019 Director: Marcelo Martinessi Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil 2018 98 mins An immaculate, entirely female-driven drama, The Heiresses isMartinessi’s debut feature. Both a piercing character study and acommentary on the Paraguayan class structure, it follows Chelaand Chiquita who are descended from wealthy families in Asunción,Paraguay. They have been together for over thirty years when… Continue reading The Heiresses


06 Feb 2019 Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho Brazil, France 2016 146 min Neighbouring Sounds director Kleber Mendonça Filho returns with another intriguing insight into the state of modern Brazil that also provides a magnificent central role for Sonia Braga, so fondly remembered for Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Braga plays Clara, a retired music critic, who… Continue reading Aquarius

The Salt of the Earth

21 Oct 2015 Directors: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado France, Brazil, Italy 2014 109 min In creating a portrait of the great documentary photographer and environmentalist, Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders and Juliano Salgado have matched hauntingly beautiful images with illuminating testimony. Breathtaking photos of the Brazilian gold mines in the 1970s, the famine in Ethiopia… Continue reading The Salt of the Earth


17 Feb 2016 Director: Stephen Daldry UK, Brazil 2014 114 min When two rubbish-picking teenagers from the slums of Rio de Janeiro find a wallet amongst the daily detritus of their local tip, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. When the local police show up and offer a handsome… Continue reading Trash

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

15 February 2023 Brazil/Germany 2019 Director: Karim Ainouz Eurídice (Carol Duarte), 18, and Guida (Julia Stockler), 20, are two inseparable sisters living under the oppressive guard of their father, Manuel (Antônio Fonseca), the patriarch of their conservative household. It’s 1950 in Rio de Janeiro and the girls dream of better lives abroad: Eurídice, as a… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão


16 November 2022 Brazil/France 2019 130 Minutes Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho A bracing mash-up of genres and political comment, Bacurau offers stinging insights into the state of modern Brazil and the legacy of colonialism. Set in the near future, it follows Teresa (Bárbara Colen) as she returns home to attend her mother’s funeral. Bacurau is… Continue reading Bacurau