Portuguese Films

 

DVDs in Portuguese


Central Station / Central do Brasil
Director: Walter Salles
1999
When a young boy witnesses his mother’s accidental death, a lonely, retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. 106 min.
Call number: DVD cent

City of God / Cidade de Deus
Director: Fernando Meirelles
2003
The world’s most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro’s City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. The true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out. 130 min., with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Call number: DVD city

Me, You, Them / Eu, Tu, Eles
Director: Angrucha Waddington
2000
A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Call number: DVD meyo


VHS Tapes in Portuguese


Black Orpheus / Orfeu Negro
Director: M. Camus
1997 (1958)
Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. 130 min.
Call number: VHS PN 1997 .B62

Central Station / Central do Brasil
Director: Walter Salles
1999
When a young boy witnesses his mother’s accidental death, a lonely, retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing. 106 min.
Call number: VHS PN 1997 .C3747 1999

The Charcoal People of Brazil / Os Carvoeiros
Director: Nigel Noble
1990 (2001)
Shows the life and work of migrants in Brazil who produce charcoal for use in the production of pig iron..
Call number: VHS HD 8039.C43 B73 1999


DVDs with Portuguese/Brazilian Cultural Content


Woman on Top
Director: Fina Torres
2000
Set in Brazil and San Francisco. Isabella is a gorgeous chef who melts the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and move to San Francisco, she discovers the perfect recipe for coming out on top, her own hit cooking show. But then her ex-husband comes to town, shaking her world again. 91 min.
Call number: DVD woma