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Reaching for the Moon 12 rating

Beautifully told true story of the love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lola de Macedo Soares.

Biopic 2013 114 mins

Director: Bruno Barreto


A lavishly crafted and impeccably acted film about the tumultuous relationship between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares, the mastermind behind Rio De Janeiro’s Flamengo Park.

The highs of their lives together – Bishop’s Pulitzer Prize, Soares’ Flamengo Park commission – are equalled by their lows – Bishop’s alcoholism, Soares’ nervous breakdown. But through it all, their love for one another is undeniable, and is brought to life in this exquisite film from Oscar®-nominated director Bruno Barreto.