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Monday, November 30, 2020

Announcing the Second Luso World Cinema Blogathon


Are you ready to say so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye to 2020? I certainly am. And there is no better way to say goodbye to a year than to start planning for the next year, so here it is something to look forward to in the beginning of 2021: our Luso World Cinema Blogathon is back!


The Luso World Cinema Blogathon was held for the first time in 2019, hosted by me here at Crítica Retrô and by Beth at Spellbound by Movies. We were more than thrilled when the blogathon won the award for Best Classic Film Event of the year, tied with the equally amazing 4th Alfred Hitchcock blogathon, hosted by Maddy at Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. Hooray!


The Luso World Cinema Blogathon once again accepts posts about films made in Lusophone countries, that is, countries that speak Portuguese – see the list below –, and film stars with Luso heritage, that means, film stars of Portuguese descent. This list includes natives like Carmen Miranda, Rodrigo Santoro, Sônia Braga (recently named one of the 25 best actors of the 21stcentury!), Raul Roulien, Maria de Medeiros and also Keanu Reeves, Mary Astor, Louise Fazenda, Tom Hanks, Joe DeRita, James Franco, Daniel Brühl, Auli'i Cravalho (the voice of Disney's Moana!), Nestor Paiva, Amy Poehler, Dorothy DeBorba and many more you can find listed HERE. You can write an overview of those people's lives or careers or focus on a specific film or TV show they made.

Here are a few lists of movies from Lusophone countries:

List of films from Portugal

List of films from Brazil

List of films from Cape Verde

List of films from Mozambique

List of films from Angola

List of films from Guinea-Bissau

List of films from São Tomé and Príncipe

List of films from Equatorial Guinea

List of films from East Timor

There are many options for the blogathon! You can be inspired also by our list of contributors from our first year, found HERE.

And here they are, the banners!

Actress Louise Fazenda

Actress Mary Astor

Actor Tom Hanks

Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro

Actor Daniel Brühl, whose father was born in Brazil

Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira

Scene from the Brazilian film "Macunaíma" (1969)

Singer Emilinha Borba in the Brazilian film "Garota Enxuta" (1959)

Luso-Brazilian entertainer Carmen Miranda

Scene from the Angolan film "Santana" (2020)

Brazilian actress Sônia Braga in "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1985)

Our contributors so far:


Crítica Retrô - The Career of Grande Otelo

Silver Screenings - Louise Fazenda in Hearts and Flowers (1919) and Down on the Farm (1920) 

Realweegiemidget Reviews -  Keanu Reeves in "The Devil's Advocate" (1997)

Taking Up Room - Carmen Miranda in "The Gang's All Here" (1943)

Dubsism - Tom Hanks in "Apollo 13" (1995)

Ana Roland - Alberto Cavalcanti's "Went the Day Well?" (1942)

Wide Screen World - Fernando Meirelles' "The Two Popes" (2019)

A Shroud of Thoughts - O Pátio das Cantigas (1942)

Spellbound by Movies - Casa de Lava (1995)

Hollywood Kitchen - Carmen Miranda's recipe of Creme de Abacate (yes, it's a podcast!)

Moon in Gemini - Ruy Guerra's Eréndira (1983)

Pop Culture Reverie - Central do Brasil / Central Station (1999)

Crimson Kimono - A Guerra de Beatriz (2013), a filme from East Timor

18 Cinema Lane - Daniel Brühl in Ladies in Lavender (2004)

You can find Beth's announcement HERE.

Até 2021!


Silver Screenings said...

Hi Le! I'd love to take a look at 2 of Louise Fazenda's films: Hearts and Flowers (1919) and Down on the Farm (1920) – if they're not already spoken for, that is!

Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Hi Le, hope you are well. Can you please add me with Mystic Pizza (1988)? Thanks from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

Rebecca Deniston said...

Hi, Le! I'd like to write about Carmen Miranda in "The Gang's All Here," please, if that's OK. Thanks!

J-Dub said...

I would like to contribute the Tom Hanks' film Apollo 13.

Rich said...

THE TWO POPES, directed by Fernando Meirelles.

Beth Ann Gallagher said...

This year I really will cover CASA DE LAVA (1995)!

Also, I'm teaming up with Karie Bible from Hollywood Kitchen blog (https://www.hollywoodkitchenshow.com) to discuss Carmen Miranda while we make creme de abacate.

Terence Towles Canote from A Shroud of Thoughts signed up on Spellbound to cover O PÁTIO DAS CANTIGAS (1942) as well.

Exciting how we're already at half of the sign-ups as last year with some great topics!

Dan said...

Hi Le, I would like to write about A Guerra da Beatriz (2013) from East Timor. Happy Holidays! Dan Akira http://crimsonkimono.com

Sally Silverscreen said...

Hello Le! For your blogathon last year, you featured a blogathon poster that listed the event's name in light green letters. What is the name of the movie pictured in that poster?

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Sally Silverscreen said...

Hello Le! Unfortunately, I am unable to rent A Trança Feiticeira at this time. Instead, I'll review 'Ladies in Lavender' starring Daniel Bruhl.

Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Here's my post for the blogathon. Hope all is good with you,



Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews

Dan said...

Hi Le, My post for the blogathon. Thanks for hosting! Dan from Crimson Kimono http://crimsonkimono.com/2021/lessons-from-east-timor-beatrizs-war-and-balibo/

Debbie Vega said...

Hi Le! My post is now live:


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