Antonia (Antônia - O Filme) (2007)



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Friends since childhood, Preta, Barbarah, Mayah and Lena are backup singers in a rap group fronted by a gang of testosterone-laden men, performing to huge audiences in the favelas. Convincing the guys to let them perform one song of their own, their musical stylings drive the crowd wild. Dreaming of the opportunity to make something of their lives, the girls form their own group, Antonia. But what chance do they stand against poverty, sexism and the everyday danger of life in the favela?
PG-13 (for some thematic material, language and brief violence)
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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as Lena
as Mayah
Negra Li
as Preta
Leilah Moreno
as Barbarah
as Marcelo Diamante
Nathalye Cris
as Emília
Thobias da Vai-Vai
as Pai de Preta
Sandra de Sá
as Mãe de Preta
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

The music, rhythms, and vibrant colors of the city are beautifully woven into cinematographer Jacob Sarmento Solitrenick's unobtrusive handheld camera work.

September 25, 2007
Village Voice
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Antonia explores cultural and sexual oppression with sensitivity and verve. The story may lack complexity, but it is loaded with irrepressible energy and a deep appreciation of female friendship. And that's always something to sing about.

September 21, 2007
New York Times
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...a raw reality underscored by believable performances by nonprofessional actors.

Full Review… | September 21, 2007
New York Post
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...the unpolished actors and raw São Paolo setting offer an unusually authentic feel.

Full Review… | September 21, 2007
New York Daily News
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An absorbing, often moving musical-drama from Brazil.

Full Review… | September 20, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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The music, rhythms and vibrant colors of the city are beautifully woven into cinematographer Jacob Sarmento Solitrenick's unobtrusive hand-held camerawork, while director/co-writer Tata Amaral reveals a deft hand with actors.

September 20, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Antonia (Antônia - O Filme)

Poor dialogues. The story it's ok but it could be better developed. The singers did a good job though. I just didnt like much the fact that almost all the scenes were too dark. It's was hard to see whats was actually happening and their reactions.

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