Bel Borba Aqui is about one man and his singular vision...a dedicated rascal, unafraid to ruffle feathers, and always true to himself.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The sequences blur together into something resembling a tourist-office promo.
| Original Score: 3/5
There's no pointing toward something other than the work itself, no poetic digression, no suggestion of a conceptual dimensionality to the work being produced.
| Original Score: 1/4
We're left to imagine the hero's formative struggles and learn almost nothing about the history and distinctiveness of Salvador.
The docu ties itself too tightly to its subject, mimicking forms and rhythms it never fully makes its own.
The directors, Burt Sun and André Costantini, never delve into his psyche. On the plus side is Costantini's luscious cinematography.
| Original Score: 2/4
Practically a montage of color, music, and Borba's constant laughter ...
A fascinating documentary portrait of an energetic and creative street artist from Salvador Brazil.
A sunny vacation of a film, a documentary that's as jaunty and improvisational as its colorful subject, prolific Brazilian artist Bel Borba.
| Original Score: 4/5
Endearing doc focuses on the pleasure of creating over the rigors of artistry.
A respectful look at a colorful painter in Brazil's most colorful city, Salvador.
| Original Score: B
The film, by Burt Sun and Andre Costantini, is a celebration of the man and his work - for critical perspective, you'll have to look elsewhere.
| Original Score: 3/4
Exhilarating, dazzlingly colorful portrait of an artist with the ability to literally transform the world around him.