• Love for Sale/Suely in the Sky

    2006. Brazil. Karim Aïnouz. 88 min.

Friday, May 13, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Love for Sale/Suely in the Sky

    2006. Brazil. Written and directed by Karim Aïnouz. With Hermila Guedes, Maria Menezes, Georgina Castro. Aïnouz, one of the filmmakers at the forefront of contemporary Brazilian cinema, follows his internationally successful debut Madame Satã with a very different portrait of an indomitable survivor. Returning to her hometown in poverty-stricken northeastern Brazil, Hermila (Guedes) awaits the arrival of her boyfriend, but her spunk and zest for life take on an increasingly desperate edge when it becomes clear that he will not be coming. The director’s major achievement is making the soulful decency of the townspeople and the rich colors of the empty landscape an integral part of the characterization of Hermila, who remains likeable despite even her most desperately miscalculated actions. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 88 min.

In the Film exhibition In Focus: Cinema Tropical

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