Tropicalia: A Film By Marcelo Machado Tropicalia: A Film By Marcelo Machado

“A reaction to political oppression and cultural assimilation, Tropicalismo impacted upon all Brazilian artforms between 1968-74…  Concentrates on the music of Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil and its influence both home and abroad.” 4STARS


“Remarkable film. I’m a big fan of a lot of the Brazilian music of that era, but the film contextualised it all superbly, had some incredible archive footage and was beautifully constructed.”  Hugh Dellar


“An intoxicating blend of biography, performance and cultural history”

Telluride Film Festival

“In the late 1960s, Brazil’s revolutionary spirit revitalised music, art and film”

The Telegraph

“Tropicália wasn’t a style or a movement as much as an atmosphere, a rush of youthful, cosmopolitan, liberationist optimism that broke over Brazil like a sun shower and soaked into everything: art, music, fashion, film, theater, literature”

New York Times

“The Tropicalia movement had straw beds, paddling pools and even its own parrots. What a great way to fight the Brazilian dictatorship”

The Guardian