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Reaching for the Moon (2013)
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Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Original name: Flores Raras
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1951 New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Although frosty at first, the architect soon makes a play for Elizabeth and the poet finally succumbs to Lota’s advances. Mary is jealous, but unconventional Lota is determined to have both women at all costs. Their ménage à trois is thrown off balance when Lota starts work on her biggest project to date, designing Parque do Flamengo in Rio. Elizabeth accepts an academic teaching post in the USA and the women drift apart. Lota, at all other times brimming with self-confidence, is inconsolable. This eternal triangle plays out against the backdrop of the military coup of 1964. Bishop’s moving poems are at the core of a film which lushly illustrates a crucial phase in the life of this influential Pulitzer prize-winning poet
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, writer's life, love and romance, american abroad, couple relations, couples, love triangle, love, poet, love affair, love story, fall in love, in love, creative block, love interest, artists and showbiz, jealous spouse, foe turned friend, mental institution, cat, depression, politics, suicide, train ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, year 1951
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, new york

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Duration: 110 min.
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Duration: 118 min.
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Country: USA
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