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Orfeu Negro
 (Black Orpheus)
1959
Part of the Cinemateca series presented with UNO's Office of Latino & Latin American Studies and sponsored by Sam Walker and Elizabeth Emlen Walker
Friday, August 29 - Thursday, September 4, 2008

An Academy Award-winning adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in contemporary Rio de Janeiro during Carnival.

Esta adaptación premiada con un Óscar se basa en la leyenda griega de Orfeo y Eurídice, ambientada en un Río de Janeiro contemporáneo y durante las fiestas de Carnaval.

Read more about ORFEU NEGRO (BLACK ORPHEUS) in our Film Notes.



AWARDS
Academy Award Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

 
Film Information

Directed By
Marcel Camus

Starring
Breno Mello
Marpessa Dawn
Marcel Camus
Fausto Guerzoni
Lourdes de Oliveira
Léa Garcia
Ademar Da Silva
Alexandro Constantino
Waldemar De Souza
Jorge Dos Santos
Aurino Cassiano


Running Time
107 minutes

Country of Origin
Brazil

Language
Portuguese, with English subtitles

Release Year
1959