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Plot

A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 7.3/10 (317 voted)

Director:Bruno Barreto

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A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

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Two iconic women. One passion.



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Filming Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Opening Weekend: $14,573

(USA)
(8 November 2013)

Gross: $31,664

(USA)
(15 November 2013)



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Rating: 8/10


I enjoyed this story of a lengthy midlife love affair, "based on" (that
is, "not cemented to the known facts of") real women of some
mid-century renown. One, American poet Elizabeth Bishop, is quiet, slow
to warm to strangers or share working drafts of her poems. See if
Miranda Otto doesn't remind you of Deborah Kerr in her memorable 1940s
and '50s roles (and clothes). In Brazil to visit an old college friend,
Elizabeth meets Lota de Macedo Soares, a charismatic commander of
attention and glamorously trousered architect. They become lovers and
make their life in Brazil. All the characters, including a close male
friend of Lota's and one of Elizabeth's, are revelations in the best
sense: mature but unfinished adults, they meet their circumstances over
nearly 20 years in ways not even they might be able to predict. Mark
Twain said that fiction is obliged to meet our expectations but the
truth isn't. Central Casting can provide "types," but history offers
people like nobody else, which is why you'll find discussions here and
elsewhere complaining that these lesbians were not put through their
proper lesbian plot paces! The drunks were sometimes sober! People got
depressed without enough foreshadowing! Ignore all that. This is a good
quiet story, mostly but not all sad, about people learning themselves
as they go, living genuinely if not always bravely.

And anyone who's ever dreamed of having a writer's sanctuary will fall
rapturously in love with the al fresco study Lota builds for Elizabeth.
Must be seen to be appreciated!