Only When I Dance

Only When I Dance (2009)

Only When I Dance first published by S&S, Feb 2010 Review: As 17-year-old Irlan Santos da Silva stretches into a perfect arabesque on a rooftop, the camera circles to set the teenager both in and above his background – namely the vast favela of Complexo do Alemão in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro, dubbed…

Trash (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliott) directs this British-Brazilian co-production in which three trash-sorting boys take the money and run. Review: A young Brazilian boy (Rickson Teves) aims a gun, his hands trembling. “Kill him, Raphael!”, urges another from offscreen. It is an arresting opening to Stephen Daldry’s Trash, reminiscent of…