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  • The Second Mother

    The Second Mother

    Val is housemaid to a wealthy Sao Paolo family. She mothers the son more than her employer. When Val’s aspirational daughter visits feathers begin to ruffle. Acutely observed, social drama with warmth and humour. Case is superb. F.Times. Sundance win.

  • Salt of the Earth

    Salt of the Earth

    Award-winning documentary of the 40 years of photographer Salgado’s immensely influential work.  With footage of the photographer himself and interviews with family and colleagues, the film presents his images which captured the changing face and impact of humanity as well as the planet’s beauty. ‘The Salt of the Earth is a visually stunning and oftentimes…

  • Senna

    Senna

    The first thing to say about Senna is that you don’t have to know, or care, about driving round and round in circles very fast to enjoy this terrific film. Senna is a superbly crafted portrait of an exceptional individual who thrilled the world and inspired a nation. The film begins with Senna’s arrival into…

  • Central Station

    Central Station

    In a cut-throat world Dora (Fernanda Montenegro) earns a living writing letters for illiterate people in Rio de Janieros Central Station. Fate gives her the responsibility of looking after newly orphaned Josue (Vinicius de Oliveira). Initially she rejects the task but then changes her mind. On the surface, the rest of the story is a…

  • City of God

    City of God

    This is the film that made director, Fernando Meirelles (more recent work includes “The Constant Gardener”) internationally famous. “City of God” was filmed with actors plucked out of Rio de Janeiro’s favellas. Based on the novel of the same title by Paulo Lins, the film tells the story of two boys who take different paths:…

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