Antonia (Antônia - O Filme) Reviews

September 25, 2007
The music, rhythms, and vibrant colors of the city are beautifully woven into cinematographer Jacob Sarmento Solitrenick's unobtrusive handheld camera work.
September 21, 2007
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
...a raw reality underscored by believable performances by nonprofessional actors.
September 21, 2007
...the unpolished actors and raw So Paolo setting offer an unusually authentic feel.
September 20, 2007
An absorbing, often moving musical-drama from Brazil.
September 20, 2007
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 12, 2006
Pic's depiction of rising above is less a candy-coated inspirational pill and more a piece of solid dramatic fiction.