Rio 40 graus | Rio 100 Degrees F.
Brazil, Drama, 1955
100 min, 35mm, Black and White
Portuguese with English subtitles
Regal Metropolitan 10
Saturday, April 19, 2 PM
Banned by Brazil’s Federal Department of Public Safety, Rio, 100 Degrees is a landmark film that ushered in the wave of Neorealist cinema in Brazil - Cinema Novo. The film chronicles a day in the life of five peanut vendors from the favelas (shanty towns) of Rio de Janeiro. This was one of the first Brazilian films to address the issues of race, poverty, and class. These themes would continue to be examined by dos Santos throughout his career. – JCRR, Cine Las Americas
'As important to Latin American cinema as [Jean-Luc Godard´s] Breathless is to European film.'
—Toronto International Film Festival
Producers: Mario Barros, Ciro Freire Cúri, Louis-Henri Guitton, Luiz Jardim, Pedro Kosinski, Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Production Company: Equipe Moacyr Fenelon
Screenwriter: Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Cinematographer: Hélio Silva
Editor: Rafael Justo Valverde
Music by: Radamés Gnatalli, Alexandre Gnatalli, Cláudio Santor
Cast: Modesto De Souza, Roberto Bataglin, Jece Valadão, Ana Beatriz, Glauce Rocha, Claudia Morena