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Movies at the Embassy Wednesday 3 December 2014

Movies at the Embassy Wednesday 3 December 2014

* The Migrating Kitchen will be hosting a special presentation about Christmas in Brazil featuring Brazilian photographer and chef Renata Grangeiro. Monday, 8 December, from 12 noon to 1 pm, at Moore Wilson’s Wellington. More info on:

* Auckland-based trio Latinaotearoa will release their second album Latinaotearoa in Latinoamerica and tour NZ and Melbourne between 5 and 14 December 2014. Read more on:

Release of Album on iTunes: 5 December - Vinyl release in February


AUCKLAND: Friday 5 December @ Galatos with Weird Together DJs, Stinky Jim, Dubhead, Chica Licorica, Gabriella Gonzales, Marjorie Sinclair & Datt

CHRISTCHURCH: Saturday 6 December @ Strangers Lane

WELLINGTON: Thursday 11 December @ MEOW with Alda Rezende & the Latin Club

NAPIER: Friday 12 December @ Aroha & Smith

MELBOURNE: Sunday 14 December 14 @ Section 8

About the album: “Conceptualised in Brazil and featuring another influential line up of guests, including hip hop artist Raiza Biza, Julien Dyne (Open Souls), Riki Gooch (Trinity Roots) and perussionist extraordinaire Miguel Fuentes, contribute to a timeless collection of tracks that tip their hat to traditional Latin and Brazilian music. The album, born in Brazil, recorded at Red Bull Studios in Sao Paulo and Auckland and mastered by Kelly Hibbert in Costa Rica, crosses paths, cultures and genres – it is quintessentially Latinaotearoa.

The group's trip to Brazil this year was more than just a tour. For Brazilian born Bobby Brazuka, Venezualan Jennifer Zea and Isaac Aesili, who is of Guyanese heritage, it was a pilgrimmage. They decided upon the approach for a new album, with Isaac and Bobby researching and composing new songs in the bustling metropolis of Sao Paulo. The seeds of the album had been sown.

Latinaotearoa in Latinoamerica comes from a spiritual re-awakening and a passionate sense of pride. Fans will be taken into a welcoming fiesta of bossa nova, samba, afro-samba, salsa and even flamenco inspired rhythms. With this second album comes an improved sense of synchronicity amongst the trio – realised by an understanding of where they're from and a renewed focus for where they want to go. An essential addition for any lover of Latin music.”

On this occasion, the feature Malu on a Bicycle will be preceded by the short Three Minutes, produced by Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre.

Since seating is limited, should you wish to join us, please make sure you reserve your seat by entering your details on:

Registration Movie 3 December 2014

About the movies:


Womanizer Luiz Mário, a nightclub owner, lives a frenetic life in São Paulo. One day, while in Rio de Janeiro, he is run by Malu on her bicycle. Despite their distinct styles, they fall in love and live an intense relationship travelling between the two cities. After a while, Luiz starts questioning whether he has finally found the love of his life or whether he has been a victim of his own poison: cheating.

Based on the homonymous book by Marcelo Rubens Paiva.

Festivals: Cinema Brasil Grand Prize (nominated for Best Screenplay and Soundtrack); Paulínia Film Festival (Winner of Best Director, Actress and Actor).

Brazilian classification: R 14. It contains sex scenes and use of drugs.

Director: Flavio Ramos Tambellini
Screenplay: Marcelo Rubens Paiva
Soundtrack: Dado Villa-Lobos
Cast: Marcelo Serrado, Fernanda de Freitas, Marjorie Estiano


Three minutes. The time it takes to pass the baton and run 1600 meters. The time it takes to boil an egg. The time it takes to make a decision that can change your life, before the coin drops.

Winner of various awards at Brazilian and international film festivals. The only Brazilian short film in the official competition at Cannes Film Festival 2000.

Director: Ana Luiza Azevedo
Screenplay: Jorge Furtado
Cast: Lisa Becker

The full programmes for Movies at the Embassy and Brazilian Topics at the Embassy are available on the Embassy’s website: © Scoop Media

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