Black Orpheus review

For a film haunted by death, this 1959 reissue is a joyful and exuberant affair which unfolds in a swirl of colour and movement. Director Marcel Camus transplanted the Greek myth to the hillside favelas of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, with tram driver Orpheus (Brino Mello) seducing Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn) with his musical charms.



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