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VIGNETTES OF CENTRAL BRAZIL
IN THE NINETIES

The only sound was that of their pounding hooves in the soft earth.
I got out of the truck and walked closer to these beautiful animals whose faces and
drooping ears gave them a look of gentleness. I wanted to be closer to them to feel the
earth beneath my own feet shudder with their running.
By Brazzil Magazine

PLAYS

RIO

O Cara de Pau (The Fresh Guy)—Comedy. Guy has to invent ways to
survive after being fired from the place where he worked for 30 years. Written by Juca de
Oliveira, directed by Paulo Guarnieri, with Castrinho and Flávio Guarnieri. Teatro dos
Grandes Atores.

Eu Sou Mais Nélson (Nélson Is My Kind Of Guy)—Comedy. A collage of
texts by infamous playwright Nélson Rodrigues. Vices, neuroses and all the repressed
sexual feelings are exposed. Directed by Ana Kfouri, with group Alice 118. Teatro Duse.

A Ninfeta da Rua Augusta (Augusta Street’s Lolita)—Drama. Based on
Jorge Mascarenhas’s movie of same name. Poor girl becomes prostitute to help her family.
Directed by Valéria Abbade. Teatro Armando Gonzaga.

Procura-se Público (Looking for Audience)—Comedy. Famous authors
practice modern texts. Written and directed by Dirceu de Mattos, with Cia. Atores Atoa.
Teatro Dirceu de Mattos.

Os Colecionadores (The Collectors)—Theater of absurd dealing with
contemporary life. Written and directed by Joel Gusson, with Cia. das Índias Ocidentais
de Teatro. Sala Carlos Couto.

Performance—Comedy. Stories of marriages. Written and directed by
Sarah Berandeth, with Sandro Rabello and André Cerveira. Centro Cultural Oduvaldo Vianna
Filho.

Ô Abre Alas (Hey, Let Me Through)—Musical. The life of pioneer
musician Chiquinha Gonzaga with Rosamaria Murtinho. Ô Abre Alas, composed by
Chiquinha, was the first big Carnaval hit. Directed by Charles Moeller and Cláudio
Botelho. Written by Maria Adelaide do Amaral. Teatro João Caetano.

SÀO PAULO

Uma Lição Longe Demais (A Lesson That Went Too Far)—Two students
kidnap teacher after being expelled from school. Written by Zeno Wilde, directed by
Maurício Lencasttre, with Aldine Müller, Maurício Lencasttre and Edye. TBC (Teatro
Brasileiro de Comédia)

Aqueles 2 (Those Two)—The reencounter of two lovers long after the
end of their affair. Written and directed by José Geraldo Petean, with Eloísa Elena and
Marcelo Góes. Espaço Piolim.

Dom Casmurro (Mr. Curmudgeon)—Bentinho wants to prove to himself
beyond any doubt that his beloved wife Capitu betrayed him. Adapted from the Machado de
Assis novel by José Paulo Rosa, who also directs. With Regina Pessoa, Zhé Gomes, and
Alexandre Leal, Teatro Lucas Pardo Filho.

Homem Branco e Cara Vermelha (White Man and Red Face)—Lost in the
desert a Jew in order to survive must dissuade an Indian from committing suicide. Written
by George Tabori, directed by Wolfgang Pannek, with Linneu Dias, Maura Baiocchi, and
Antônio Galleão. Teatro do Instituto Goethe,

As Polacas (The Polish Girls)—Based on Jovens Polacas (Polish
Girls), a book that tells the story of a group of Jewish prostitutes in Brazil, early this
century. Written by Analy A. Pinto, directed by Iacov Hillel, with Lúcia Romano and Isa
Kopelman. Teatro Maria Della Costa.

Um Sanatório para Freud (A Sanatorium for Freud)—Writer pretends to
be crazy in order to avoid torture in prison. Written and directed by Ivanildo Antônio,
with Humberto Marambaia and Nira Niróska. Espaço Cultural Livre.

MOVIES
Just-released American movies:

A Perfect Murder (Um Crime Perfeito), Firestorm (Tormenta de Fogo), I Think I do
(Acho Que Sou), Mafia! (Máfia!), The Mask of Zorro (A Máscara do Zorro), The Negotiator
(A Negociação), The Object of My Afection (A Razão do Meu Afeto), Out of Sight
(Irresistível Paixão), Small Soldiers (Pequenos Guerreiros), Snake Eyes (Olhos de
Serpente),

Ação Entre Amigos (Operation Among Friends)—Brazil/1998—The story of a
former torturer policeman who decides to raise fighting roosters. Directed by Beto Brant,
with Leonardo Villar, Zecarlos Machado, and Cacá Amaral.

La Serva Padrona (The Maid Boss)—Brasil/1998—The artful acts of Serpina to
get married to her boss. Directed by Carla Camurati, with Thales Pan Chacon and José
Carlos Leal.

Sokout (O Silêncio)—Iran/France/1998—Blind boy gets lost while folowing some
pleasing voices. Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf with Tahmineh Normatora.

Amores (Loves)—Brazil/1998—Comedy. Daughter of a TV producer
going through professional crisis falls in love with his best friend, a married man.
Directed by Domingos Oliveira, with Maria Mariana and Domingos Oliveira.

Cinderela Baiana (Cinderella from Bahia)—Brazil/1998—Musical
comedy. Directed by Conrado Sanchez, with Carla Perez, Alexandre Pires, Perry Sales, and
Fábio Vidal. The story of a poor girl who becomes a star, very similar to the life story
of Carla Perez herself.

Kenoma—Brazil/1997—Drama. Artisan from the interior has an
obsession: to build a perpetual motion. Directed by Eliane Caffé, with José Dumont,
Enrique Diaz, Jonas Bloch, and Mariana Lima.

Terra do Mar (Sea Land)—Brazil/1997—Documentary by Mirella
Martinelli and Eduardo Caron. The life of fishermen at Paraná state’s Paranaguá,
Guarauqueçaba e Laranjeiras bays as well as São Paulo’s Cananéia bay. In praise of the
sustainable use of natural resources.

Fire (Fogo e Desejo)—India &
Canada/1996—Drama. The conflicts and intimate life of a New Delhi family. Directed by
Deepa Mehta, with Karishma Jhalani, Shabana Azmi, and Nandita Das.

East Palace, West Palace (O Outro Lado da Cidade Proibida)—China
& France/1996—Drama. Police officer gets involved with homosexual writer detained
during a police raid. Directed by Zhang Yuang, with Hu Jun and Sihan.

BOOKS
Fiction

1 Veronika decide morrer, Paulo Coelho. Objetiva, 221 p. R$15.
2 O mundo de Sofia, Jostein Gaarder. Companhia das Letras, 555 p. R$26,50.
 
3 O rancho, Danielle Steel. Record, 448 p. R$20.
4 Mal secreto—Inveja, Zuenir Ventura. Objetiva, 264 p. R$22.
5 O plano perfeito, Sidney Sheldon. Record, 300 p. R$25.
6 No fim dá certo, Fernando Sabino. Record, 226p R$20.
7 O Deus das pequenas coisas, Arundhati Roy. Cia das Letras, 344 p. R$ 28.
8 Através do espelho, Jostein Gaarder. Companhia das Letras, 144p. R$17.
9 Sem asas ao amanhecer, Luciana Scotti. O Nome da Rosa, 197 p. R$ 25.
10 A senhora de Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley. Rocco, 504 p. R$28.

Nonfiction

1 A viagem do descobrimento, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, 148 p. R$16,00.
2 Minha bola, minha vida, Nilton Santos. Gryphus, 248 p. R$21.
3 203 maneiras de enlouquecer um homem na cama, Olívia St. Claire. Ediouro,
128 p. R$10,90.
4 177 maneiras de enlouquecer uma mulher na cama, Margot Saint-Clair.
Ediouro, 128 p. R$ 10,90.
5 As melhores piadas do planeta e da Casseta, Casseta e Planeta. Objetiva,
128 p. R$10.
6 Chic homem, manual de moda e estilo, Glória Kalil. Senac, 237 p. R$45.
7 Como falar corretamente e sem inibições, Reinaldo Polito. Saraiva, 216
p. R$18.
8 Dossiê Brasil, Geneton Morais Neto. Objetiva, 151 p. R$19.
9 Ah; se eu soubesse, Richard Edler. Negócio. 237 p. R$ 28,70.
10 Bilhões e bilhões, Carl Sagan. Cia das Letras, 100 p. R$23,50.

Self-Help/
Esoterism

1 Câncer tem cura, Frei Romano Zago. Vozes, 208 p. R$10.
2 As profecias sem mistério, Paiva Netto, Elevação, 255 p. R$ 16.
3 Meditando com Brian Weiss, Brian L. Weiss. Salamandra, 100 p. R$ 14,90.
4 A águia e a galinha, Leonardo Boff. Vozes, 206 p. R$ 16.
5 O sucesso é ser feliz, Roberto Shinyashi. Gente, 198 p. R$ 20.

According to Jornal do Brasil http://www.jb.com.br

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