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PLAYS

Rio

As Malandragens de Scapino (Scapino’s Rogueries)
Molière’s comic classic about a deceitful servant. Directed
by João Bethencourt with Gláucia Rodrigues and André
Mattos.

Eu Sei que Vou Te Amar (I Know I’m Going to Love You)
— Arnaldo Jabor’s tale about separated couple who find out they are in
love. Directed by William Pereira with Júlia Lemmertz and Alexandre
Borges.

Futuro do Pretérito (Future Perfect)
Romantic comedy about the 20-year evolution in a group of friends. With
Lilia Cabral and Dalton Vigh. Written by Regiana Antonini and directed
by Marcelo Saback.

Sete Noites de um Lobo (Seven Nights of a Wolf)
Directed by Sérgio Barreto, with Marcelo
Galdino and Casé Aguiar. Mysterious deaths in a little village every
time there is a full moon. Based on a medieval Spanish legend.


São Paulo

Burundanga, a Revolta do Baixo Ventre (The Low Abdomen
Revolt) — There’s panic in a small town when two swindlers passing for
military men talk about an impending revolution. Written by Luís
Alberto de Abreu. Ednaldo Freire directs.

Cenas de um Casamento (Scenes of a Marriage) — This is
the classic text by Ingmar Bergman about a seemingly happy marriage. Vivian
Buckup directs. Maria Adelaide Amaral translated. Tony Ramos and Regina
Braga star.

A Comédia (The Comedy) — Complicated and funny
love-triangle. Maurício Lencasttre wrote and directs. Viviane Dias,
Ludh Raposo and Gabriela Neri star.

Intensa Magia (Intense Magic) — Contemporary
drama written by Maria Adelaide Amaral. SilneiSiqueira directs Mauro Mendonça,
Rosamaria Murtinho and Nina de Pádua


MOVIES

American films just released: White Squall (Tormenta), Heaven’s
Prisoners (Prisioneiros do Passado), Mrs. Winterbourne (Amor por Acidente),
The Nutty Professor (O Professor Aloprado), Two Bits (Um Dia para Relembrar),
Black Sheep (A Ovelha Negra), Eraser (Queima de Arquivo), The Brothers
McMullen (Os Irmãos McMullen), Happy Gilmore (Um Maluco no Golpe),
The Babysitters Club (O Clube das Babás)

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Entre o Inferno e
o Profundo Mar Azul)
— Belgium — 1995 — The moving friendship between
a Greek radio operator and a Chinese girl. Directed by Mario Hänsel.
Starring Stephen Rea, Ling Chu and Adrian Brine.

A Comédia de Deus (God’s Comedy) — Portugal —
1995 — A 50 year-old Portuguese artisan, João de Deus, seduces
young ladies so he can add to his collection of pubic hair. With Max Monteiro,
Manuela de Freitas, Cláudia Teixeira and Gracinda Nave. Directed
by João César Monteiro.

Guantanamera (Guantanamera) — Spain/Cuba — 1995 — How
to transport the dead during a fuel crisis in Cuba. Directed by Tomás
Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabia with Carlos Cruz, Mirtha Ibbara
and Salvador Wood.

Mina Tannenbaum (Duas Amigas) — France/Belgium/Holland
— 1993 — Two female friends come of age in the ’70s in Paris. By Martine
Dogowson with Romane Bohringer and Elsa Zylberstein.

O Monge e a Filha do Carrasco (The Monk and the Hangman’s
Daughter)
— Brazil/EUA — 1994 — Directed by Walter Lima Jr., starring
Murilo Benício, Karina Barun, Patrícia Pillar and Paul Dillon.
A young franciscan monk deals with faith and desires in 18th century Germany.

Stealing Beauty (Beleza Roubada) — Italy/England/France
— 1996 — Teenager awakes middle-age passion. By Bernardo Bertolucci with
Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Stefania Sandrelli.

Tieta do Agreste (Tieta from the Northeast Backlands)
Brazil — 1996 — Almost 30 years after being expelled from home by the
father, Antonieta (Tieta) goes back to her hometown. Carlos Diegues directs.
Sônia Braga, Marília Pera and Chico Anísio star.

Trainspotting (Sem Limites) — England– 1996 — The tale
of a heroine-addicted group of friends. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremmer and Johnny Lee Miller.


BOOKS

Fiction

1. O Monte Cinco

Paulo Coelho

2. Operação Cavalo de Tróia 5

J. J. Benítez

3. O Mundo de Sofia

Jostein Gaarder

4. A Profecia Celestina

James Redfield

5. Novas Comédias da Vida Privada

Luís Fernando Veríssimo

6. O Xangô de Baker Street

Jô Soares

7. Uma Pulga na Camisola

Max Nunes

8. Quase Memória

Carlos Heitor Cony

9. O Corredor da Morte V.I. (Duas Meninas)

Stephen King

10. Mas Será o Benedito?

Mário Prata


Nonfiction

1. Inteligência Emocional

Daniel Goleman

2. Almas Gêmeas

Mônica Buonfiglio

3. Só o Amor É Real

Brian L. Weiss

4. Frases

Paulo Coelho

5. Zico Conta Sua História

Zico

6. Minutos de Sabedoria

Torres Pastorino

7. Anaw6kx Cabalísticos

Mônica Buonfiglio

8. Histórias, Dicas e Magias vol.1

Mônica Buonfiglio

9. Encontros, Desencontros e Reencontros

Maria Helena Matarazzo

10. As Sete Leis Espirituais do Sucesso

Deepak Chopra

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