From renowned Brazilian director Bruno Barreto. ‘Reaching for the Moon’ (Flores Raras) is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.
‘50s period piece recounts the mid-life years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (played by Miranda Otto) when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero — where she would also fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares (butched up to the hilt by beautifully handsome Brazilian TV star Gloria Pires)…a complicated yet long-lasting love affair…
“Pires conveys a charismatic, energetic masculine eroticism … Otto effortlessly channels a Susan Hayward-ish type of steeliness and vulnerability.” — LA Times
“An exotic love story becomes an empowering portrait of two highly gifted women who defy social convention.” – Film Journal International