1960 Academy Award Winner and winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States.
The cast includes Ademar Da Silva, Breno Mello, Léa Garcia, Lourdes de Oliveira and Marpessa Dawn.
Black Orpheus won 1 Oscar at the
1960 Academy Awards