Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon  {Flores Raras}
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Reaching for the Moon
Flores Raras
Brazil, 2013, 118 Minute Running Time
Topics: Biopic, Gay/Lesbian, Latino, Romance
Program: The Gay! La "Hers
Language: English English Sub-Titles

Elizabeth Bishop is one of the brightest poets in early 1950s New York, but with her inspiration waning she accepts an invitation from former college classmate Mary to vacation at the edenic estate outside Rio she shares with her lover, fiery Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. The buttoned-up Bishop and up-front Soares are like oil and water at first, but their mutual attraction eventually boils over into a passionate love affair.

As the years roll on, each of their creative endeavors flourish as they navigate a tumultuous relationship – with Mary, and later a baby, along for the unorthodox ride – but jealousy, depression, alcoholism and political upheaval in Brazil all threaten to upend their lives.

Winner of audience awards at the Outfest and Frameline film festivals, Reaching for the Moon is driven by commanding, intensely emotional performances from Miranda Otto ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) and telenovela superstar Glória Pires, sensitive direction from acclaimed Brazilian director Bruno Barreto (Gabriela; Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands), and lovely photography of Rio’s lush countryside.

Filmmaker(s) attending: Executive Producer(s)

DIRECTOR: Bruno Barreto
Producer: Lucy Barreto, Paula Barreto
Editor: Leticia Giffoni
Screenwriter: Matthew Chapman, Julie Sayres, Carolina Kotscho
Cinematographer: Mauro Pinheiro Jr, ABC
Music: Marcelo Zarvos
Principal Cast: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Airoldi, Treat Williams
Filmography: Last Stop 174 (2008)
Caixa Dois (2007)
View from the Top (2003)
Bossa Nova (2000)
Four Days in September (1997)
Gabriela (1983)
Don Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

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