Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

    Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

    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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