Mon­day, May 3 B1

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(Felipe Braga, Ed­uardo Hunter Moura, Brazil). 98 min­utes. Subti­tled. Rat­ing: In 2008, at age 37, blind Brazil­ian judo cham­pion An­to­nio Tenório da Silva went to the Par­a­lympics in Bei­jing in pur­suit of his fourth gold medal. B1 (the ti­tle refers to his clas­si­fi­ca­tion in the Games) has some com­pelling mo­ments as a study of one ath­lete’s ded­i­ca­tion and drive, but the film­mak­ers drop the metaphor­i­cal ball in the edit­ing room, al­low­ing repet­i­tive com­pe­ti­tion mon­tages to slow the nar­ra­tive when it most needs to sprint.

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