Black Or­pheus

Empire (UK) - - REVIEW -

Greek myth to a bossa-nova beat. Direc­tor Mar­cel Ca­mus es­ca­lates Or­pheus’ ob­ses­sion by re­cast­ing the doomed lover as a tram con­duc­tor in car­ni­val-rav­aged Rio — a magic-re­al­ist mas­ter­stroke that blends earthy ro­mance with ex­otic voodoo. Set to throb­bing samba, Ca­mus’ vi­su­als blaze like con­fetti in one of world cin­ema’s most sense-rat­tling ex­pe­ri­ences.

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