In some cases, trying to do justice to a subject is more difficult than simply letting it speak for itself. That was the thinking of director Nelson Pereira dos Santos behind this documentary of Tom Jobim, which he worked on with Dora, the grandaughter of the Brazilian music legend who helped create the bossa nova sound. Without the use of any words at all, they've put the music centre stage, with images of classic performances from various artists and footage of Tom himself to mark the passing stages of his career. It's as good a way as any to communicate the majesty of the music itself both to newcomers to his sound and lifelong fans, with no further explanation needed.
Music According to Tom Jobim
Words by Beth McLoughlin