Capitães da Areia: DVD release

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Boys on a boat in Capitães da Areia

Capitães da Areia has a serious problem: this adapted screenplay of Jorge Amado’s novel, directed by the author’s granddaughter, Cecilia Amado, is a beautiful film – and by ‘beautiful’, we mean to the Bahia Tourism Department. For a story about a gang of street children in Salvador in the 1930s, the director chooses a rather flashy brand of cinematography that employs cheap devices to bring tears to viewers’ eyes. Because of this stylistic error, the film fails properly to gel despite the efforts of a talented young cast. For a writer as important as Jorge Amado, there could be no greater disservice to his work. 
Capitães da Areia is released on DVD on 20 June 2012.

By André de Leones

Capitães da Areia: DVD release details

Country of origin Brazil

Year of production 2011

Classification Not available

Director Cecília Amado


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