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Since its inception, the MMTR (Rural Women Workers’ Movement) has
undergone a major transformation in terms of its agenda and political perspective. While
still firmly rooted in an analysis that stresses the place of the working class in global
capitalism, the movement has come to work more specifically with the social and cultural
aspects of gender inequality in Brazil.
By Brazzil Magazine

PLAYS

RIO

A Dona da História (History’s Mistress)—Comedy. A woman’s life and
all her choices. Written and directed by João Falcão, with Marieta Severo and Andréa
Beltrão. Teatro do Leblon.

Arte (Art)—Comedy. A philosophical discussion about men, their
values, hang-ups, and ambitions. By Yasmina Reza. Directed by Mauro Rasi, with Paulo
Goulart, Paulo Gorgulho, and Pedro Paulo Rangel. Teatro das Artes.

Os Sete Gatinhos (The Seven Kittens)—Drama. Thinking that the
youngest daughter is still a virgin a family makes the preparation for her wedding the
center of the family life. Written by Nélson Rodrigues. Directed by Moacyr Góes, with
André Valli and Natália Lage. Teatro Carlos Gomes.

Se o Meu Ponto G Falasse (If My G-Spot Could Talk)—Comedy. Two
intimated friends talk candidly about their life experiences. Written and interpreted by
Patsy Cecato, Heloísa Migliavacca, and Júlio Conte. Directed by Júlio Conte. Teatro
Rubens Corrêa.

Bilhete Premiado (Winning Ticket)—Comedy. Family finds out after a
relative is buried that he was carrying a winning lottery ticket. Written and directed by
Cláudio Juarez, with Débora Seiblitz and Andréa Cevidanes.

SÀO PAULO

Èonoé—Using Noah’s biblical tale, the play tells how the universe
is recreated. Written by José Rubens Siqueira, directed by Francisco Medeiros. With the
ensemble Pia Fraus Teatro. Teatro Ventoforte.

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.

Honorato—The saga of Cobra-Norato, a young man trying to break a
spell. Written and directed by Paulo Ribeiro. With Selma Luchesi, Sandro Álvares, and
Verônica Menezes. Teatro Brasileiro de Comédia.

Sonetos de Camões (Camões’s Sonnets)Re-telling of
sixteenth century great poet Luís Vaz de Camões’s turbulent life. Written and directed
by Valéria Di Pietro. With Alberto Soares, Carolina Monserrat, Rúbia Regina, and Sandra
Pacheco. Teatro Hilton.

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.

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:

187 (187: Código da Violência), All the Rage (O Solteirão), AntZ (FormiguinhaZ),
The big hit (Tiro e Queda), Blade (Blade: o Caçador de Vampiros), Dance With Me (No Ritmo
da Dança), Dark City (Cidade das Sombras), Eye’s Bayou (Amores Divididos), Holy Man
(Santo Homem), Hope Floats (Quando o Amor Acontece), Kicked in the Head (Tudo É
Possível), Krippendorf’s Tribe (A Tribo dos Krippendorf), Nightwatch (O Principal
Suspeito), Polish Wedding (Casamento Polonês), Ronin (Ronin), The Opposite of Sex (O
Oposto do Sexo), Something to Believe In (Algo em que Acreditar), The Truman Show (O Show
de Truman: o Show da Vida), Urban Legends (Lenda Urbana)

Toque do Oboé (Oboe Call)—Brazil-Paraguay/1998—Drama.
Brazilian musician with an incurable disease finds the love of his life while playing at
an old theater in a little village. By Cláudio MacDowell, with Paulo Betti, Letícia
Volta, and Mário Lozano.

Amor e Cia (Love & Co)—Brazil/1998—Comedy. The day he is
celebrating his fourth anniversary of marriage a husband finds his wife betraying him with
his partner. Directed by Helvécio Ratton, with Marco Nanini, Patrícia Pillar, and
Alexandre Borges.

Coração Iluminado (Enlightened Heart)—Brazil/1998—Drama.
After 20 years man meets girlfriend he thought was dead. Their old flame reignites.
Directed by Hector Babenco, with Maria Luísa Mendonça, Miguel Angel Solá, Xuxa Lopes,
and Walter Quiroz.

O Testamento do Senhor Nepomuceno (Mr. Nepomuceno’s
Will)—Portugal-Brazil-Cabo Verde/1997—Comedy. People know about the life of a
rich man by reading his will. Directed by Francisco Manso, with Nélson Xavier.

Festen (Festa de Família)—Denmark/1998—Drama. A family gets
together to celebrate the 60th birthday of the patriarch. Directed by Thomas
Vinterberg, Henning Moritzen, and Birthe Neumann.

Tudo É Brasil (All Is Brazil)—Brazil/1997—Documentary. The
third film of Rogério Sganzerla exploring Orson Welles 1942 trip to Brazil. The narrator
is Welles himself.

Marquise (Marquise)—France-Italy-Spain-Switzerland/1996— Drama.
The story of Marquise du Parque, infamous courtesan from Louis XIV court. Directed by Vera
Belmont, with Sophie Marceau and Bernard Giraudeau.

Carne Tremula (Carne Trêmula)—Spain/1997—Drama. Directed by
Pedro Almodovar, with Javier Bardem and Angela Molina.

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 Ramsés, o filho da luz, Christian Jacq. Bertrand

2 Veronika decide morrer, Paulo Coelho. Objetiva

3 O advogado, John Grisham. Rocco

4 A Viagem de Théo, Catherine Clement. Companhia das Letras

5 Mal secreto, Inveja, Zuenir Ventura. Objetiva

6 O mundo de Sofia, Jostein Gaarder. Companhia das Letras

7 O evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo, José Saramago. Companhia das Letras

8 Xadrez, truco e outras guerras, José Roberto Torero. Objetiva

9 O Deus das pequenas coisas, Arundhati Roy. Companhia das Letras

10 Todos os nomes, José Saramago. Companhia das Letras

Nonfiction

1 Mil piadas do Brasil, Laert Sarrumor. Nova Alexandria

2 A viagem do descobrimento, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva.

3 Náufragos, traficantes e degredados, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva

4 As melhores piadas do planeta e da casseta, Casseta e Planeta.

5 A última grande lição: o sentido da vida, Mitch Albom. GMT

6 Viaje na viagem, Ricardo Freire. Mandarim

7 177 maneiras de enlouquecer um homem na cama, Olivia St. Claire.

8 Como falar corretamente sem inibições, Reinaldo Polito. Saraiva

9 Tantos anos, Rachel de Queiroz. Siciliano

10 O homem casual, Fernando de Barros. Mandarim

Computer

1 Programando em Java, James Gosling. Makron

2 Autocad 14 passo a passo Lite, Lite. Makron

3 Criando sites arrasadores na Web II, David Siegel. Quark

4 Guia de referência Unix, Michele Petrovsky. Quark

5 Director 6 Studio skills 9 (with CD-ROM), Lauren Steinhauer. Quark

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

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