Indiewire is pleased to exclusively premiere the poster for award-winning filmmaker Bruno Barreto’s romance “Reaching For The Moon.” The film, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, has also been awarded the Audience award at both the Outfest Film Festival and the Frameline Film Festival. Wolfe Releasing acquired the film in early July and the film will open in NYC on November 8th and in LA November 29th.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Filmmaker Bruno Barreto sophisticated tale of an unlikely romance between two
extraordinary artists, set against the backdrop of political upheaval
and a clash of cultures. Grappling with writer’s block, legendary
American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) travels from New York City
to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary (Tracy
Middendorf). Hoping to find inspiration on Mary’s sprawling estate,
Elizabeth winds up with much more — a tempestuous relationship with
Mary’s bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires),
that rocks the staid writer to her foundation. Alcoholism, geographical
distance and a military coup come between the lovers, but their
intimate connection spans decades and forever impacts the life and work
of these two extraordinary artists. The attraction of two polar-opposite
women has rarely been so volatile and so erotically charged on the big
Here’s the film’s poster and embedded below is the film’s international trailer.