About the film
Reaching for the Moon
Release Date: February 09, 2013
|Slogan||:||«Two iconic women. One passion.»|
|Production Companies||:||TeleImage, LC Barreto, Imagem Filmes, Globo Filmes, Telecine|
|Producers||:||Avy Kaufman, Lucy Barreto, Paula Barreto, Paula Barreto, Marcia Andrade|
|Writers||:||Matthew Chapman, Bruno Barreto|
In 1951, New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Mary is jealous, but unconventional Lota is determined to have both women at all costs. This eternal triangle plays out against the backdrop of the military coup of 1964. Bishop’s moving poems are at the core of a film which lushly illustrates a crucial phase in the life of this influential Pulitzer prize-winning poet.