Maria Bethania: Music is Perfume (Maria Bethania: Musica e Perfume) (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Maria Bethania: Music is Perfume (Maria Bethania: Musica e Perfume) (2008)

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The film enters the universe of Maria Bethania, the famous Brazilian singer, providing insight into the intimate sphere of Bethania's creative process while focusing on the history of Brazilian music. First a muse of the so-called counter culture, and then the queen of romantic ballads, Maria Bethania chronicles her musical life experience in relation to Brazilian society's development.

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Critic Reviews for Maria Bethania: Music is Perfume (Maria Bethania: Musica e Perfume)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Onstage or in rehearsal, surrounded by familiars or alone with the camera, Ms. Bethnia is an expressive force of nature whose honeyed voice could lure sailors to their doom.

August 29, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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As artistically temperate as the now silver-maned Brazilian contralto.

August 27, 2008 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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No musical track is cut-off -- you get the entire cookie instead of a bunch of crumbs.

August 29, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Boxoffice Magazine

An intimate film about the artistic and social visions of one of Brazil's most respected singers.

August 29, 2008 | Full Review…
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Maria Bethania fans will love this film.

August 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
Film Threat

A documentary of interest only to those already familiar with its subject.

August 28, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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