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Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras)

Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras)
  • 2013
  • Brazil
  • 118 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Bruno Barreto
  • Cast: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf
  • Language: English/Portuguese
  • UK release: 18 April 2014

A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

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Reaching for the Moon (Flores Raras)

The bigger-than-life romance between two gifted and unconventional women.

In 1951, poet Elizabeth Bishop travels from her native New York to Rio de Janeiro to visit a college friend, Mary. The shy but poised Bishop both antagonises and attracts Mary’s flamboyant partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares, and the two become lovers. Spanning two decades, their volatile relationship unfolds against the physical and political transformation of Brazil. A winning and visually lush film, with incandescent performances from the two stars.

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