Orfeu
OrfeuPoster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCarlos Diegues
Written byCarlos Diegues
Paulo Lins
Hermano Vianna
Hamilton Vaz Pereira
João Emanuel Carneiro
Based onOrfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes
Produced byRenata Almeida Magalhães
Paula Lavigne
Daniel Filho
StarringToni Garrido
Patrícia França
CinematographyAffonso Beato
Edited bySérgio Mekler
Music byCaetano Veloso
Production
company
Rio Vermelho Filmes Globo Filmes
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • April 21, 1999 (1999-04-21)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryBrazil
LanguagePortuguese
BudgetR$6,8–7 million[1][2]
Box officeR$4,455,409[3]

Orfeu is a 1999 Brazilian drama film directed by Carlos Diegues, based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes. It retells the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, setting it in the modern context of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Toni Garrido stars as Orfeu, Patrícia França as Eurídice and Murilo Benício as Lucinho.

Mostly shot in scenographic favela in Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro,[4] it included scenes from the 1998 Carnival celebration in which Garrido paraded with the samba school Viradouro.[5]

Cast

Reception

It won the 1st Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil for Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Score.[6] It was also the Brazilian submission to the 2001 Academy Award, but it did not enter the competition.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Eduardo, Cléber (December 1, 2010). "Custos em alta". Época (in Portuguese). Editora Globo. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Claudio, Ivan (April 7, 1999). "Próxima estação". IstoÉ Independente (in Portuguese). Editora Três. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Filmes Brasileiros Lançados – 1995 a 2012" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ancine. p. 31. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "'Orfeu' atrai cerca de 170 mil pessoas em cinco dias". Diário de Cuiabá (in Portuguese). 1999. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  5. ^ Clemente, Isabel (March 8, 2000). "Personalidades "dão o bolo" nas escolas e faltam a desfile no Rio". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Depois do 'Oscar', governo muda regras do cinema". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. February 14, 2000. Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Minc escolhe "Orfeu" para o Oscar". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. October 27, 1999. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.