Winning Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language film, Orfeu Negro is Marcel Camus’s best known film. In this fresh adaptation of tragic love story about Orpheus and Eurydice’s, passionate and strong Brazilian tunes by legendary masters Luize Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim catch our ears, especially‘ Manha de Carnaval’, the film’s main score.
After teaching painting and sculpture, Camus started his career as an assistant for Alexandre Astruc. Marcel Camus became one of the most prominent directors in France during the 1950''s and 60''s. Many of his films show unique sentiment toward war, which is Camus'' frequent subject. < Orfeu Negro >, his most widely known masterpiece and a winner of Palme d''Or at Cannes Film Festival and the Nest Foreign Language Film of Academy awards, has given Camus international attention.