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Besouro

Sat 18 December 2-5pm
450 Seat NFT1 
BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
London SE1
0207 928 3232 Box Office
 
 
 
 
 
YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE TO SEE THIS FILM ! 
Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter and social leader from Bahia,Brazil,  the film tells the mystical tale of this young Afro-Brazilian man and his connection to the Orixás, African deities with mystical powers.

Set in the early 1920s, just forty years after the abolition of slavery, Besouro is riddled with fantastic capoeira fighting scenes (choreographed by the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon team) and is set to the traditional rhythm of the “berimbau” capoeira instrument.

With Ailton Carmo in the title role and Jessica Barbosa as his lover, the film was nominated for the 2010 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize and winner of Best Art Direction, Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects!

Brazil 2009 Dir. João Daniel Tikhomiroff 120 min 1950's France ran its own