October 5, 1990 |
"Cinema Brazil," which starts today at the Monica 4-Plex with "The Story of Fausta," could just as easily have been called "Cinema Barreto," for each of the films in the series was either produced by Luiz Carlos Barreto and/or his wife Lucy, and five of them were directed by their sons Bruno and Fabio. It was Bruno Barreto who, with his sly, risque 1987 comedy "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands," put Brazilian films--and its sexy star, Sonia Braga--on the world map.
April 29, 1987 |
Bruno Barreto, the Brazilian director of "Happily Ever After" (Fine Arts) is a film maker with a high talent for the erotic. His films seem slippery and golden. They're steeped in a tropical sunlit haze, full of flesh and perspiration, simmering glances and torrid laughter. Barreto gets a mood that's both impudent and arousing, and perhaps the impudence, his gently mocking tone, is responsible for much of the erotic charge.
March 31, 1996 |
Jim Harrison is one of those authors filmmakers get without getting them right. In "Revenge," a movie based on a Harrison novella, the characters lip-sync passion. "Legends of the Fall," also adapted from a Harrison novella, is a color Xerox of Montana. Readers of those books were stirred by Harrison's evocative prose and looping narrative style but all the movie audiences got were loving close-ups of Madeleine Stowe's mouth and Brad Pitt's teeth.
May 11, 2000 |
"When you're in love, that's the Rio you see," breathes Amy Irving of the Technicolor setting of her latest film, "Bossa Nova," which is directed by her significant other, Bruno Barreto. And when the two are making a film together, they say, they fall in love with each other all over again, so they spent the 10 weeks of rehearsing and shooting the film in Brazil in a state of advanced bliss.
October 6, 2009 |
Rio de Janeiro's landing of the 2016 Olympics last week gave Brazilians reason to cheer for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, their popular president who lobbied heavily on behalf of the city's bid. Soon, they'll be able to applaud his image on the big screen. The $10-million film "Lula, Son of Brazil" will be released across the country in January. According to producers at LC Barreto Productions, the film will dramatize the president's early years, which they describe with Hollywood-worthy hyperbole as "mythic" and "heroic."
May 15, 1990 |
It's a Girl for Spielberg and Capshaw: Steven Spielberg and his girlfriend, actress Kate Capshaw, announced the birth of their daughter, Sasha Spielberg, who was born at 5:15 a.m. Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The child weighed in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Spielberg's ex-wife, Amy Irving, had a baby with her boyfriend, Bruno Barreto, 10 days ago.