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151 Ratings


Brazil, 1969
Comedy, Fantasy


Our story begins with Macunaima’s miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life’s purpose which leads him and his family/followers on a journey to the Big City.

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Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1970 | Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

São Paulo International Film Festival


Mar del Plata International Film Festival

1970 | Winner: Best Film

The New York Film Festival

2004 | Retrospective