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Handsome, fact-based historical drama “Xingu” from helmer Cao Hamburger (“The Year My Parents Went on Vacation”) is a stirring, broad-strokes account of the founding of Brazil’s Xingu National Park, a milestone in the recognition of rights for indigenous people, and of the legendary Villas-Boas brothers who made the creation of the park their mission.

Ex Isto

A film loosely inspired by the work Catatau, by Paulo Leminski. The poet imagined a historical hypothesis: “And if René Descartes had come to Brazil of Maurício de Nassau?”. Played by João Miguel, the character goes through the tropics, wild and contemporary, under the influence of hallucinogens, investigating issues of geometry and optics in front of a world utterly strange.