Al Berto

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  This biopic from filmmaker Vicente Alves do Ó is a fictionalized and highly dramatic account of a traumatic period in the life of the gay Portuguese Poet Alberto Raposo Pidwell Tavares who was universally known simply as Al Berto.   It’s set in the mid-1970’s when a very young Al Berto (Ricardo Teixeira)  has just returned home to … Continue reading



Something Like That

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The deep bond of friendship between best friends Mari (Caroline Abras) and Caio (André Antunes) is tested often in their 10-year relationship. This is the story of its roller-coaster trajectory which at times seems to give the pair more grief than happiness, and then very cleverly has this intriguing  ambiguous ending  In the beginning, in Sao Paolo, the … Continue reading



Noblemen

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  This very prestigious all-boys boarding school in India which is the setting for The Noblemen is obviously a remnant of British colonial days and the children are still expected to practice the age-old rituals and codes which should have been banished years ago. Here in this very formal setting, the pupils are reluctantly bound by an … Continue reading




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