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DVD006249

Black Orpheus

Camus, Marcel. France, Brazil, Italy. 1959.

Title:
Black Orpheus
Alternate Title:
Orfeu Negro; Orphee Noir
Director:
Camus, Marcel
Production Co:
Dispat Film; Tupan Filmes; Gemma Cinematografica
Country:
France, Brazil, Italy
Year:
1959
Publisher:
The Criterion Collection, 2010
Description:
1 videodisc of 1.   BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.
Feature.   107 minutes.   color.   sound - monaural.   fullscreen
Language:
Portuguese language with English subtitles, optional English dubbed audio
Genre:
Drama, Music, Tragedy
Notes:
A modernized version of the legend of Orpheus and Euridice, with Orpheus (Breno Higino Mello) as a tram driver and Euridice (Marpessa Dawn), a dancer. Filmed with an all Black non-professional cast during Carnival Week in Rio de Janeiro. Winner of the Cannes Palme D’Or and Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Supplemental materials include: archival interviews with director Camus and actress Dawn; interviews with scholars and music historians; LOOKING FOR “BLACK ORPHEUS” (René Letzgus & Bernard Tournois, 2005, France, 85 minutes); theatrical trailer; essay booklet.
Link to:
FII catalog |
Status:
In