Best-seller books, plays & movies



Alô? Madame!… — It all starts when two friends get a phone number that belonged to a palm reader and decide to
take the clients for themselves. By Marcelo Saback and Vinicius Marques. In Rio.



Alô? Madame!… — It all starts when two friends get a phone number that belonged to a palm reader and decide to
take the clients for themselves. By Marcelo Saback and Vinicius Marques. In Rio.

A Comédia — Complicated and funny love-triangle. Maurício Lencasttre wrote and directs Viviane Dias, Ludh
Raposo and Gabriela Neri star. In São Paulo.


Como Encher um Biquíni Selvagem —
Written and directed by multitalented Miguel Falabella with Cláudia
Jimenez. A story of loneliness in the big city. In Rio.

Eu Sei que Vou Te Amar — Only after their separation couple finds out how much they loved each other. Written
by Arnaldo Jabor, directed by William Pereira. With Júlia Lemertz and Alexandre Borges. In Rio.

Fim de Jogo — Samuel Becket’s story about an old blind man, his parents and a servant who wait for death in a
little cubicle. Translated by Luís Roberto Benati and directed by Rubens Rusche. In São Paulo.

O Livro de Jó — Inspired by Job’s biblical ordeal, the play discusses the divine power. Adapted by Luís Alberto
de Abreu. Directed by Antônio Araújo. With Maria Lima and Matheus Nachtgaele. In São Paulo.

Mary Stuart — By Shiller, directed by Gabriel Villela, with Renata Sorah and Xuxa Lopes. The dispute between
queens Mary Stuart of Scotland and Elizabeth I of England. In Rio.

Rasto Atrás — A family drama during 40 grueling years. By Jorge Andrade. Eduardo Tolentino de Araújo
directs. Interpreted by Grupo Tapas. In São Paulo.

Todo Mundo Sabe que Todo Mundo Sabe
— Another play from prolific and multitalented Miguel Falabella who
also directs it. A socialite struggles to avoid economic disaster. In Rio.





American films just released: Mulholland Falls (O Preço da Traição), How to Make and American Quilt
(Colcha de Retalhos), The Juror (A Jurada), Spy Hard (Duro de Espiar), The Nutty Nut (Nut — Nasceu Burro, Não
Aprendeu Nada, Esqueceu a Metade), Stolen Hearts (Corações Roubados), Rumble in the Bronx (Arrebentando em
Nova Iorque), Denise Calls Up (Denise Está Chamando), Diabolique (Diabolique), Two Much (Quero Dizer que Te
Amo), Operation Dumbo Drop (Operação Dumbo), Mighty Aphrodite (Poderosa Afrodite), The Truth About Cats
and Dogs (Feito Cães e Gatos)

The Horseman on the Roof (O Cavaleiro do Telhado e a Dama das Sombras)
— France — 1995 — An independent French young lady and an
adventurous Italian horseman get romantically involved in a repressed
and plague-infested 19th century Europe. With Gerard Depardieu and
Juliette Binoche. Directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau.

La Cérémonie (Mulheres Diabólicas)

— France/Germany — 1995 — Claude Chabrol’s thriller. The strange
relationship between a maid and the woman she works for. Isabelle Huppert stars with Jacqueline Bisset and Sandrine Bonnaire.

Chongking Senlin (Amores Expressos)
— China — 1994 — Two policeman involved in love-affair
complications. Wong Kar-Wai directed.

A Felicidade É… (Happiness Is…)
— Brazil (1995) — Divided in four stories: “Sonho”, “Bolo”, “Estrada”,
“Cruz”, directed by A. S. Cecílio Neto, Jorge Furtado, José Pedro Goulart, and José Roberto Torero.

Lamerica (América, o Sonho de Chegar)
— Italy — 1994 — From Gianni Amelia the story of two friends looking
for their dreamland and a better life.

Il Postino (O Carteiro e o Poeta)
— Italy — 1995 — Poet Pablo Neruda’s friendship with the mailman during the
writer’s exile in an Italian island. Directed by Michael Radford.

As Meninas (The Girls) — Brazil — 1995 — The story of three inseparable friends living in a for-girls-only
boarding house. Based on Lygia Fagundes Telles’s novel. Directed by Emiliano Ribeiro. With Adriana Esteves, Drica
Moraes and Cláudia Liz.

Once Were Warriors (O Amor e a Fúria)

— New Zealand — 1994 — A group of natives from New Zealand’s tribes
end up destroying their own cultural past. Directed by Lee Tamahori. With Rena Owen, Temuera Morrinson
and Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell.

The White Baloon (O Balão Branco)
Iran — 1995 — The dreams of a little girl whose only ambition is to get a
red fish as gift. Jafar Pahani is the director.








1. A Profecia Celestina

James Redfield

2. O Mundo de Sofia

Jostein Gaarder

3. O Xangô de Baker Street

Jô Soares

4. Comédia da Vida Privada


Luís F. Veríssimo

5. O Carteiro e o Poeta

Antonio Skarmeta

6. O Dia do Curinga

Jostein Gaarder

7. Manhã, Tarde e Noite

Sidney Sheldon

8. Um Lugar Chamado Liberdade

Ken Follett


9. Rapina

Ivan Sant’Anna

10. Desencontros

Danielle Steel





1. Almas Gêmeas


Mônica Buonfiglio

2. A Assustadora História da Medicina

Richard Gordon

3. Inteligência Emocional

Daniel Goleman

4. Anaw6kx Cabalísticos

Mônica Buonfiglio

5. Frases

Paulo Coelho


6. Encontros, Desencontros e Reencontros

Maria Helena Matarazzo

7. Minutos da Sabedoria

Torres Pastorino

8. Guia New York — Compras

Katia Zero

9. Só o Amor É Real

Brian L. Weiss


10. Para Entender a Arte

Robert Cumming


According to weekly
newsmagazine Veja


You May Also Like

Brazilian Justice Threatens to Shut Down Orkut and Google Brazil This Month

Orkut, Google's social networking site, which draws more than half of its members from ...

In Meeting with Kirchner Lula Demands Prompt Restoration of Zelaya in Honduras

The governments and businessmen from Brazil and Argentina have to learn that both countries ...

Brazil Rebuffs Amnesty and Says It’s on the Right Path

The national secretary of Public Safety in the Ministry of Justice, Luiz Fernando Corrêa, ...

Brazil and LatAm Pressed to Turn Commodities Boom Into Way Out of Poverty

Latin America is poised to enjoy exceptionally high prices for its exports during the ...

Bogota Models Sin Hambre Program on Brazil’s Zero Hunger

Luis Eduardo Garzon, mayor of Bogota, capital of Colombia, affirmed that the Administration of ...

Brazil's Electronics Valley

How Education and Hard Work Built Up Brazil’s Silicon Valley

The year was 1959. The place, Santa Rita do Sapucaí, a city in southeastern ...

Brazil Eliminates Taxes on Books

Brazil’s goverment decision to  eliminate taxes on the production, sale, and importation of books ...

Brazil's Potiguara Indians

Brazil’s Highest Court Sides With Indians Against Rice Farmers

Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) has denied writs of mandamus which challenged presidential decrees ...

Brazil’s UNESP Gets LatAm’s Most Powerful Computer Network

Brazil's UNESP (São Paulo State University) will be installing in the coming weeks its ...

How Brazil Found a Way to Rearrange the Budget Mandated by the Constitution

Promulgated in 1988, Brazil’s most recent constitution made significant advances in revenue sharing. The ...