I desperately need to work on my Portuguese. I went to see Cats last week in Portuguese - a humbling experience considering I've been here two and a half years. I know that generally one does not catch every single word of a musical even in their native language, but in my opinion the amount I understood was rather pitiful.
So, I will resume lessons. I will watch more Portuguese TV and movies. I might even start on a novella!
There are two Brazilian films in particular which are making headlines back home:
- Lula, Son of Brazil, was sent in as Brazil's entry for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign-Language film category. This was a controversial entry, as it has not been a well-received film. The nominees will be announced January 20th.
- Wasteland - a film festival darling, documentary about a landfill outside of Rio - click here to learn more.
Expat Daily News put out an article recently on cinema from South America, check it out here.
What are your favorite Brazilian movies and programs?