The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
On selected Saturdays and Sundays, the Facets Cinémathèque proudly presents a
monthly series featuring contemporary Latin American films. Curated by Cinema Tropical.
WOMEN OF BRAZIL
(MULHERES DO BRAZIL)
Mixing documentary and fiction, five women, Brazilian writers from across the country tell the
stories of five women. Telma, a flag-bearer in a Samba School of Rio de Janeiro, struggles to win
the most coveted prize of Carnival. Laura, a single mother in her forties, is faced with entering
the competitive Sao Paulo job market at the end of a marriage entirely dedicated to her husband
and child. Esmeralda, a country girl from Bahia, tries to reconcile her faith as a Christian with
the superstitions of society and the history of a strict, conservative upbringing. Ana, a young
student from Maceió, makes a journey of self-discovery in which she reconsiders her own
values. Martileide, a waitress who is no longer able to bear her sparse livelihood in a poor
suburb of Curitiba, finds hope in the voice of a radio announcer. Sensual, amusing, and at times
sarcastic and cruel, these narratives - some based on true stories - explore a range of universal
female types that come to life by the unique experiences of these extraordinary characters.
Directed by Malu De Martino, Brazil, 2006, 113 mins. In Portuguese with English subtitles.