Film in French with English subtitles
Follow young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice, as they run through the favelas of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, on the run from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu’s vengeful fiancée Mira. Black Orpheus has won an Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, this retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice kicked off the bossa nova craze that sent hi-fis across America spinning.
**The free online screening of Black Orpheus will take place on the French Embassy’s virtual cinema platform on Friday July 30 at 8:30pm. Access to the virtual platform is based on location; only people within a 30-mile radius of New York City can access the screening. The screening has a limited number of tickets available.**