The New Zealand International Film Festival 2014 has many a treat in store as it makes it’s way around Aotearoa.
express top pick | Reaching For The Moon
Reaching For The Moon is a love story between two women. Elizabeth, a weak, alcoholic loser, and Lota, a strong winner, provider and do-er.
They meet when Elizabeth, a frustrated poet travels to Brazil where they are introduced by Mary, Lota’s lover of more than twelve years.
Lota falls for Elizabeth and initial hostilities make way for a complicated, yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Elizabeth’s relationship to the world around her.
Set in the Rio de Janeiro of the 50’s and 60’s this is a film that speaks of love, loss, despair and joy and is based on a true story.
Director Bruno Barreto
Country of Production Brazil
Running Time 118 minutes
Article | Paul Rose