original movie poster
|Directed by||Carlos Diegues|
|Produced by||Renata Almeida Magalhães
|Written by||Carlos Diegues
Hamilton Vaz Pereira
João Emanuel Carneiro
|Based on||Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes|
|Music by||Caetano Veloso|
|Editing by||Sérgio Mekler|
|Release dates||April 21, 1999|
|Running time||110 minutes|
Orfeu is a 1999 Brazilian film directed by Carlos Diegues based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes. It retells the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. The film sets this legend in the modern context of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Toni Garrido stars as Orfeu, Patrícia França as Eurídice and Murilo Benício as Lucinho. Its soundtrack was comoposed by Caetano Veloso.
It won the 1st Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil for Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Score. It was also the Brazilian submission to the 2001 Academy Award, but it not entered the competion.
- "Depois do 'Oscar', governo muda regras do cinema". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. February 14, 2000. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- "Minc escolhe "Orfeu" para o Oscar". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. October 27, 1999. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.