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Lakeshore Records has released Reaching For The Moon (Flores Raras)
14-Jan-2014 -

Lakeshore Records has released the score for Reaching For The Moon (Flores Raras) with original music by Marcelo Zarvos for the film, directed by award-winning director Bruno Barreto.

"In Reaching For The Moon, I wanted the score to capture a love affair that was both delicate and tumultuous,” said Zarvos. “Director Bruno Barreto did not want the sound to feel too geographically specific to late fifties Brazil, but rather to reflect the highly sophisticated world of two very talented women who were way ahead of their time.”

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Bruno Barreto returns with a sophisticated tale of an unlikely romance between two extraordinary artists, set against the backdrop of political upheaval and a clash of cultures. Grappling with writer’s block, legendary American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) travels from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary (Tracy Middendorf). Hoping to find inspiration on Mary’s sprawling estate, Elizabeth winds up with much more a tempestuous relationship with Mary’s bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires), that rocks the staid writer to her foundation. Alcoholism, geographical distance and a military coup come between the lovers, but their intimate connection spans decades and forever impacts the life and work of these two extraordinary artists. The attraction of two polar opposite women has rarely been so volatile and so erotically charged on the big screen.

“The film is also about loss as there is plenty of tragedy in both their lives,” explained Zarvos. “A fun role of the music was to accompany some great poems by Elizabeth Bishop, most notably ‘The Art of Losing,’ which she recites in the opening and closing of the film.”

The score is available digitally and via Amazon on Demand.


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