Cartola - The Samba Legend

General Information

Original Title
Cartola
Author/Creator
Ferreira, Lirio, director.
Language
Portuguese.
Subtitles
English
Published
Brazil : Bessa, Celia, 2006.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (88 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Cartola—The Samba Legend, about one of the most important composers of Brazilian music, is a history of samba and its relation to capoeira (a Brazilian martial art/dance), the Olympia bar scene in Rio de Janeiro, the favelas, and the formation of the famous Samba Schools. Using recreated scenes; reminiscences of musicians and people who knew Cartola; early footage of Cartola playing, performing, and composing; and fabulous found footage of early carnivals and parades, the film fashions a love letter to the city of Rio and a powerful reflection on the construction of national memory and identity.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Cartola - The Samba Legend
Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission
Copyright Status
Copyright by Raccord Producoes

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 1149---