The Bioscope and The Embassy of Brazil are proud to once again host a special selection of great Brazilian cinema across the month of July.

All films are made FREE of charge, courtesy of the embassy.



7 July 2pm  THE SECOND MOTHER. BOOK NOW1h 52min. 

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

14 July 2pm LINHA DE PASSE BOOK NOW1h 53min. 

A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.

Four poverty-stricken half brothers with the same mother, Cleuza but different fathers, who live in a suburban neighborhood in the periphery of São Paulo and have to fight to follow their dreams. Dario, seeks the opportunity of a better life with his soccer skills; Dênis survives as a motorcycle courier; Dinho works in a filling station and helps at the local church and Reginaldo, although gifted as a soccer player dreams of becoming a bus driver. Cleuza, pregnant with her fifth child, works as a cleaner for a woman in a middle class area of São Paulo. The film stars Sandra Corveloni, who won the Best Actress Award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival for her role, which was her first in a full-length motion picture.

2008 Cannes Film Festival
Palme d’Or – Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas (nominated)
Best Actress Award – Sandra Corveloni (won)

21 July 2pm NISE – THE HEART OF MADNESS BOOK NOW1h 46min. 

After leaving prison, Dra. Nise da Silveira is back at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through paints, dogs and love.

Festivals and awards
Best Film and Best Actress – Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
Best Film Audience Award – Rio International Film Festival 2015
Best Film – Cine Fest Brasil Buenos Aires, 2016
Best Film – Cine Fest Brasil Montevideo, 2016
Best Film – Esperanza International Film Festival, Moscow, 2016
Audience Award, Best Soundrack and Best Production Design – Aruanda Festival, João Pessoa 2015
Official Selection – Göteborg Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – Glasgow Film Festival 2016