Viramundo (2013)




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Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Gilberto Gil embarks on a tour in this documentary directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud. Gil travels from Brazil to Australia and South Africa all the while continuing the work he began as Brazil's first black Minister of Culture.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Viramundo

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

'Viramundo' makes up in sheer warmth what it lacks in incisiveness.

Full Review… | July 23, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Brazilian singer-songwriter-turned-politician Gilberto Gil may be taking a "musical voyage" around the indigenous populations of Australia, Africa and his homeland but documentarian Pierre-Yves Borgeaud is all at sea when it comes to making his point.

Full Review… | July 31, 2013
Eye for Film

It's a joyful, illuminating tale of rootsy world music, enhanced by viewing it through Gil's eyes.

Full Review… | July 30, 2013
Total Film

A fan-pleasing snapshot of a musical great at the peak of his powers.

Full Review… | July 28, 2013
Empire Magazine

It's a heartwarming experience, a little reminiscent of Wim Wenders's Buena Vista Social Club, and the music is attractive and authentic.

Full Review… | July 28, 2013
Observer (UK)

The movie is often heady, and occasionally woolly, but always enjoyable.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
Radio Times

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