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Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) Vintage Original Movie Posters

This Black Orpheus movie poster collection (Portuguese: Orfeu Negro) is for the 1959 romantic tragedy film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. The film is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is itself an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval.

The film was an international co-production among production companies in Brazil, France and Italy. These Black Orpheus vintage movie posters are original prints, and Black Orpheus won the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the 1960 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film and the 1961 BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1999, Carlos Diegues made Orfeu, with a soundtrack featuring Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso.

In July 2014, a Broadway adaptation of Black Orpheus was announced, to be written by Lynn Nottage and directed by George C. Wolfe. In popular culture Scenes from the film were used in an unofficial lyric videos for the song "Afterlife" by Arcade Fire from their 2013 album Reflektor. In the 2016 Barack Obama biopic Barry, Obama watches the film with his mother at the cinema on Thanksgiving.