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Black Orpheus

Orfeu Negro

Directed by Marcel Camus
Brazil, Italy, 1959
Drama, Music, Romance


1960 Academy Award Winner and winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

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Black Orpheus Directed by Marcel Camus

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1959 | Winner: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1960 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Awards

1961 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

Golden Globes (USA)

1960 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

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