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Fernando Meirelles

Petra Costa's Intimate Film Elena Uncovers Truths About Loss, Love and Catharsis

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In its native Brazil, Elena broke records, becoming the most-seen documentary of the year; it also sparked a national conversation about some typically taboo topics.

Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion and Design

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Maria Gabriela Brito

"Is favelization a patronizing and opportunistic way of portraying the reality of a certain segment of the Brazilian population, fetishizing a space and its inhabitants, to brand products as Brazilian?"

Take a Trip To MoMa's Premiere Brazil Film Festival This July

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Whether it's because of the exotic music, colorful fashions, or enduring mystique of its inhabitants, there's a fascination with Brazil that has surpassed its political or economic power.