|Directed by||Carlos Diegues|
|Written by||Carlos Diegues|
Hamilton Vaz Pereira
João Emanuel Carneiro
|Based on||Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes|
|Produced by||Renata Almeida Magalhães|
|Edited by||Sérgio Mekler|
|Music by||Caetano Veloso|
Rio Vermelho Filmes Globo Filmes
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
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, it included scenes from the 1998 Carnival celebration in which Garrido paraded with the samba school Viradouro.
It won the 1st Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil for Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Score. It was also the Brazilian submission to the 2001 Academy Award, but it did not enter the competition.