The International Film Series at Plymouth State University presents God is Brazilian (Deus é Brasileiro) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 at the Frost Commons on School Street. This 2003 Brazilian film directed by Carlos Diegues is screened in Portuguese with English subtitles.
The major plot line is that God (Antonio Fagundes) has tired of the folly humans have made out of his once perfect creation and wants a vacation. He needs to find a saint to take over for him while away. Despite the fact Brazil has never had a saint, he believes he can find his man in a particular river town. He is accompanied on his journey by Taoca (Wagner Moura), a young man with such a passion for life that he inspires God to rethink his ideas about the human race.
Along the way, a lonely young woman named Mada (Paloma Duarte) joins the two, believing they will take her to Sao Paulo, where her beloved mother died. (Hollywood Reporter.com).
Additional films in this year’s series are:
November 14, 7 p.m. Monsieur Ibrahim, French with English subtitles; March 30, 7 p.m. Schultze Gets the Blues; and April 25, 7:30 p.m.Turtles Can Fly (Lakposhtha hâm parvaz mikonand), Kurdish with English subtitles.
The Internation Film Series is sponsored by the Frost Academic Commons. There is no charge for admission, and discussion and refreshments follow each screening.