Marcel Camus, Black Orpheus, 1956 (still); image: courtesy Janus Films

Black Orpheus

Friday, Jan 10, 2020

2 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$5 Members

$12 General

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’s Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) revives the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and transports the story to the twentieth century in the middle of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its stunning color cinematography, talented cast of mostly Brazilian actors, and moving and bewitching bossa nova soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event of its time.

Film Details

Director: Marcel Camus

Year: 1956

Running time: 107 min

Country: France

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Format: 35mm

Screens courtesy: Janus Films

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