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Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon

Two iconic women. One passion.Feb. 09, 2013Brazil118 Min.Not Rated
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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. Although frosty at first, the architect soon makes a play for Elizabeth and the poet finally succumbs to Lota’s advances. Mary is jealous, but unconventional Lota is determined to have both women at all costs. Their ménage à trois is thrown off balance when Lota starts work on her biggest project to date, designing Parque do Flamengo in Rio. Elizabeth accepts an academic teaching post in the USA and the women drift apart. Lota, at all other times brimming with self-confidence, is inconsolable. 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

Reaching for the Moon
Reaching for the Moon
Reaching for the Moon
Reaching for the Moon
Original title Flores Raras
IMDb Rating 7.0 2,523 votes
TMDb Rating 6.753 votes

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Miranda Otto isElizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
Glória Pires isLota de Macedo Soares
Lota de Macedo Soares
Treat Williams isRobert Lowell
Robert Lowell
Marcello Airoldi isCarlos Lacerda
Carlos Lacerda
Lola Kirke isMargaret
Margaret
Tânia Costa isDindinha
Dindinha

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