} Crítica Retrô: Announcing the Third Luso World Cinema Blogathon

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Announcing the Third Luso World Cinema Blogathon


O Cangaceiro / The Bandit (Lima Barreto, 1953)

Did you miss us? Well, I didn’t go anywhere and I’m still blogging often, but I certainly missed the one and only blogathon dedicated to Portuguese-speaking cinema and performers from Lusophone countries and Luso blood. The good news is: we’re back! Yes, Beth from Spellbound with Betth Ann and I are back for the third edition of the successful Luso World Cinema Blogathon. This edition is extra-special for a couple of reasons.

The first reason is that we scheduled the blogathon to start on May 5th, that is World Portuguese Language Day, a date established by UNESCO to celebrate the first meeting of the Ministers of Culture of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries that happened on May 5th, 2005.

The second reason is that now I’m a Portuguese citizen, besides being a Brazilian citizen. Double citizenship is allowed here and I started the process in 2019, concluding it early this year. I now feel proud of my second homeland, and closer to my roots - my great-grandfather was born in Portugal.

The Portuguese flag and me

Now, let’s talk more about the blogathon rules:  

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, 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Portuguese_films

List of films from Brazil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Brazilian_films

List of films from Cape Verde: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Cape_Verdean_films

List of films from Mozambique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Mozambican_films

List of films from Angola: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Angolan_films

List of films from Guinea-Bissau:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Bissau-Guinean_films

List of films from São Tomé and Príncipe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe

List of films from Equatorial Guinea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Equatoguinean_films

List of films from East Timor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:East_Timorese_films


The list of contributions so far:


Crítica Retrô - A tale of two Carmens: Carmen Santos and Carmen Miranda

Realweegiemidget Reviews - Daniel Brühl in “Good Bye, Lenin!” (2003)

Dubsism - Tom Hanks in “A League of their Own” (1992)

Taking Up Room - Carmen Miranda in “A Date with Judy” (1948)

Silver Screenings - Mozambique’s Kuxa Kanema - O Nascimento do Cinema (2003)

And now, the banners, beautifully made by Beth:

Os Mutantes / The Mutants (Teresa Villaverde, 1998)

Os Verdes Anos / The Green Years (Paulo Rocha, 1963)

Lisbon Story (Wim Wenders, 1994)

Amália (Carlos Coelho da Silva, 2008)

Tiger Shark (Howard Hawks, 1932)

Mystic Pizza (Donald Petrie, 1988)

Gaijin (Tizuka Yamasaki, 1980) 

Ganga Bruta (Humberto Mauro, 1933)

Macunaíma (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969)

Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa, 2019)

That Night in Rio (Irving Cummings, 1941)


Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Can you add me with Goodbye Lenin with Daniel Bruhl please...

J-Dub said...

I'd like to contribute Tom Hanks' 1992 classic "A League of Their Own"

J-Dub from Dubsism

Rebecca Deniston said...

Hi, Le and Beth Ann! I'd like to do "A Date With Judy," if that's OK. So glad this one is back. :-)

Silver Screenings said...

Hello Le and Beth Ann, I'd like to do Kuxa Kanema - O Nascimento do Cinema (2003) from Mozambique. I found a copy with English subtitles and it looks FASCINATING.

Ruth at Silver Screenings

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