Bye Bye Brazil • Carlos Diegues • 1980
Rated R • 1h 50min • Portuguese with English subtitles
A mesmerizing, languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick, Bye Bye Brazil follows a Northeastern peasant couple as they join a smalltime traveling sideshow. With magician, strong man, and exotic dancer in tow, the group sets off on a 9,000 mile journey through Brazil. Blurring documentary and fiction, Carlos Diegues’ Bye Bye Brazil merges Cinema Novo experimentalism with cinematic spectacle. It is a film that critiques as it entertains, saying goodbye to a country that is about to come to an end in order to make way for one that is about to begin.
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