• Released
  • November 8, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 58 min
  • Drama
    Romance
  • 12 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A sophisticated tale of an unlikely romance between two extraordinary artists, set against the backdrop of political upheaval and a clash of cultures.

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The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
It would be hard to find two more contrasting actresses than Otto and Pires, but Barreto plays off their differences in culture and...
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60

Time Out London

By Trevor Johnston
The film never works out how to generate genuine dramatic fire from its material. There are convincing performances and decorative retro...
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60

Variety

By Guy Lodge
Attention is retained by the commendably unhistrionic leads, who convincingly etch the pair’s enduring devotion even when passions run dry.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Despite its worthy subject, this feature by veteran Brazilian director Bruno Barreto has a bluntness that's at odds with Bishop's...
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40

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Ms. Otto conveys a double-edged intelligence as the film’s pinched notion of “Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil,” while Ms. Pires strides about,...
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Everything ultimately gives way to the stately, simplistic, inevitable pace of by-the-numbers biopics, from some woefully tinny,...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
Bruno Barreto's insistence that this pass for a product that Hollywood might have spawned smoothens a journey built on sharp edges.
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30

Village Voice

By Calum Marsh
Poetry refracts life; this film can only reflect it, and tritely at that.
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Rated NR