Reaching For The Moon special event

Eye For Film's Anne-Katrin Titze to moderate New York Q&A with Bruno Barreto, Matthew Chapman and Lucy Barreto.

by Jennie Kermode and Anne-Katrin Titze

Bruno Barreto on Reaching For The Moon:
Bruno Barreto on Reaching For The Moon: "The traps of charm and seduction." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Eye For Film critic Anne-Katrin Titze will moderate a Q&A at The Paris Theatre in New York City, with Reaching For The Moon (Flores Raras) director Bruno Barreto, co-screenwriter Matthew Chapman, and producer Lucy Barreto on Saturday, November 9, following the 7:00pm screening.

In my conversation with Bruno Barreto during the Tribeca Film Festival, we discussed how Deborah Kerr, co-starring with Cary Grant in Leo McCarey's An Affair To Remember, is channeled by Miranda Otto and how Sydney Pollack's Out Of Africa made for the perfect pitch, even without Meryl Streep or Robert Redford.

At the Crosby Street Hotel we began part 2 of our conversation with the actresses of Reaching For The Moon, onto the exploration of Crô: O Filme, and the Gravity of George Clooney, coming up.

Until then:

Anne-Katrin Titze: We will do a Q&A at The Paris Theatre for your opening, which I think is the perfect place for it.

Bruno Barreto: It's perfect. You know, Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands opened at The Paris Theatre in February 1978. So 35 years ago - it's sort of going full circle opening the film there. The facade, the marquee, is exactly the same. I have a picture of it then and I will take a picture now. Nothing changed there.

The Paris Theatre's iconic marquee logo:
The Paris Theatre's iconic marquee logo: "I have a picture of it then [1978] and I will take a picture now." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

AKT: That corner has a wonderful aura. The Plaza Hotel is right there and you can imagine Cary Grant walking out from North By Northwest (1959). You are being kidnapped in time… Between the world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and the American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, you told me that you took out five minutes. Any changes?

BB: No. It's the same. As George Lucas says, there's a moment you have to abandon it. You're never finished, you just abandon your films.

Reaching For The Moon sophisticatedly tells the grand love story between the Pulitzer prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto, translucent and captivating), and the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires, with every response a marvelous surprise).

The film opens in New York on November 8 and in Los Angeles on November 29. Screening details for the Paris Theatre are available here.

Watch the Reaching For The Moon trailer, below:

Share this with others on...
News

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Picturing a life Aisling Walsh on Maud Lewis, her home, her paintings and the passing of time.

Michael Nyqvist dies at 56 Swedish actor had been battling lung cancer.

Ricardo Darín to be honoured with Silver Shell San Sebastian celebrate work of Argentinian star.

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the Edinburgh International Film Festival and from the East End Film Festival in London.



We're looking forward to the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.



We've recently been at the Cannes Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and New Directors, New Films in New York.



Read our full for recent coverage.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

Win a copy of The Naked Civil Servant and Mandy in our latest competitions.