LGBTQI Days of Films: Reaching for the Moon
1950's Rio de Janeiro comes to life in this beautiful film by Brazilian director Bruno Barretto. Adapted from the novel 'Rare and Commonplace Flowers,' the story follows poet Elizabeth Bishop's love affair with architect Lota de Macedo Soares, the designer of Rio's famed Flamengo Park. Initially, the very American Bishop is a fish out of water in Brazil where she is the guest of a college friend and her partner, Lota; but when the chemistry between the poet and the architect ignites a passion that neither can ignore her sojourn becomes all consuming. While her return to New York and the military changes in Brazil provide the backdrop for the inevitable downturn in the relationship, in the hands of the experienced Barretto, their story unfolds magically, ably portrayed by actors Miranda Otto and Gloria Pires.
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