"Black Orpheus" (1959)

Finally saw this classic film last night. Shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the time of Carnival, it’s a re-telling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Music by Tom Jobim and Luis Bonfa.
Brilliant colors! and despite the fact that many shots have lots of people swirling around in brightly colored costumes, you never lost track of who’s who and where the action is. Gorgeous shots from the hilltops of Rio. And the two little kids are great! Recommended.

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