2 months after existence Selected as Brazilian Academy of Film Academy for Brazil In the Oscar-winning foreign film competition, "The Great Mystic Circus" finally arrives at the theater this Thursday (15). The epic drama, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, was screened at Brazilian events such as Grammy, São Paulo and Rio.
The "great mystery circus" that has fasted for twelve years in the direction of Cacá Diegues is a story about Osan, a member of the circus company based on the poem by author Jorge de Lima (1893-1953). The same text already inspired the dance performance of Naum Alves de Souza and the homonym album of Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo in the early 1980s. Some of Duo's famous songs such as "Beatriz", "LilyBraun's Story" and "Ciranda da Bailarina" have been incorporated into the movie.
In the lyrical Fantasy Tone, the film follows Bruna Linzmeyer with a variety of performers and Rafael Lozano, a loving young man who falls in love. To prove his love, he gave the circus to the beloved who she could perform. The ceremonialist named Celavi (Jesuíta Barbosa) has been talking about the history of extreme culture for over 100 years.
The selection of "The Great Mystic Circus" representing Brazil in the Oscar nomination competition was held in September at the Brazilian Cinema Academy of Cinema. At the time, the members of the film said, "The world needs poetry and magic, Brazil, music, joy, Caca will bring to us, we thought it was a good choice," Lucy Barreto said.
This is the seventh time Cacá Diegues chose to win a prize in Brazil. In 1977, "Xica da Silva" in 1980, "Bye Bye Brazil" in 1987, "Stars for Train" in 1989 was named "Days to Come" in 1997 again. "Tieta do Agreste", 2000 "Orfeu".
The "Great Mystic Circus" nominee does not mean Brazil is guaranteed at the Oscar event in Hollywood on February 24th. Previously, in December, the US Film Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will publish a list of finalists, usually nine to ten titles. The final nominations for the five best foreign films will be released on January 22. When Brazil reaches this point, the film will have a real chance of winning the Oscars.
Some Brazilian films have been nominated for Oscars, but in the best foreign film category, "Payer of the Promise" (1963), "Quatrell" (1996), "What is that companion?" (1998) and "Central do Brasil" (1999). Last year, "Bingo: The King of the Morning" was chosen by Brazil but could not be pointed out.