Original title: Orfeu Negro

Directors: Camus, Marcel

Cast: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn

France-Italy-Brazil 1958 | Colour | 107 mins | Drama

Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD

In recreating the Orpheus legend in Rio de Janeiro with an all-black cast, Camus celebrates both the universality of the story and the exoticism and poetry of Brazil. Here the doomed lovers weave their way through a carnival-mad Rio, amidst the relentless onslaught of colour, noise, and frenetic movement which climaxes in the visual splendour of the poignant ending.