Tenda dos Milagres
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNelson Pereira dos Santos
Written byNelson Pereira dos Santos
Based onTenda dos Milagres
by Jorge Amado
Produced byNelson Pereira dos Santos
StarringHugo Carvana
CinematographyHélio Silva
Edited byRaimundo Higino
Severino Dadá
Music byGilberto Gil
Jards Macalé
Regina Filmes
Distributed byEmbrafilme
Release date
  • 30 July 1977 (1977-07-30)[1]
Running time
132 minutes

Tenda dos Milagres is a 1977 Brazilian drama film directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, based on the novel of the same name by Jorge Amado. Starring Hugo Carvana, Sonia Dias and Severino Dada, it exposes and satirizes racism in Brazilian society—the most notable example being a flashback scene where Brazilians are shown listening with approving interest to Nazi race theories in the late 1930s. Tenda dos Milagres was shot in Salvador, Bahia.[1]



It won the Best Film Award and Best Score Award, and dos Santos won the Best Director Award and Dias won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 10th Festival de Brasília.[1][2] It was entered into the 27th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] The film was also selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 50th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Tenda dos Milagres". Cinemateca Brasileira. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro - Os Vencedores do Festival" (in Portuguese). Secretaria de Estado de Cultura. Archived from the original on 2 July 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  3. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Tenda dos Milagres". imdb.com. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  4. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences