In the 1940s, São Paulo nightlife is the setting for Tezinho’s love affairs. In love with Aninha, he needs to get away from the girl and ends up getting involved with other women.
Toying with women’s hearts, a bohemian philanderer gets a taste of his own bitter medicine in Héctor Babenco’s provocative and stylish descent into the underbelly of 1940s São Paulo. Paralleling the city’s urban changes across decades are shifting ideals of romance—and what it means to be a man.
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Fatih Akın, 2007, Germany
Kim Ki-duk, 2004, South Korea
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2006, Turkey
Wong Kar Wai, 2000, Hong Kong
Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991, France
Alain Resnais, 1959, France