Saudate for the Future Image
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  • Summary: Records the sights and sounds of the many extraordinary street musicians of Sao Paulo whose music and lyrics tell the stories of their lives with improvised humor, drama and colorful vulgarisms. (Film Forum)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    80
    A breezy, good-humored love letter to the city itself.
  2. 75
    A summer delight that also provides a quick cultural education.
  3. It's sort of like getting off the plane in a strange place without a guide. We can figure it out, but it takes some work, and the music is more of a distraction than an aid.
  4. Completely successful or not, films like Saudade do Futuro are needed. And we need people like the Nordestinos.
  5. 60
    Infectious city symphony.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    The film doesn't provide any narration or go out of its way to identify the participants, so it's left to the viewer to make connections and draw their own conclusions.
  7. Despite its sociological tidbits and flashes of musical vitality, Saudade do Futuro never goes anywhere.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. batucan
    Sep 15, 2006
    9
    The main focus in the movie is on people. It has an unassuming frank camera on people, their saudade for their roots, music, passions, dance, The main focus in the movie is on people. It has an unassuming frank camera on people, their saudade for their roots, music, passions, dance, work, sweat, joy and daily life. After watching this movie it is almost impossible not to love/admire the nordestionos in SP with their 100% humane existence. Film makes good use of silence as well as the music; all frames are full of real people shot almost by two eyes without intimidating people rather than with a camera and a crew. The selection of songs are excellent, it is the best thing to feel between these people in a forro dancing bar without actually being there. Expand