Coffee with Cinnamon
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dirs. Glenda Nicácio, Ary Rosa. 2017, 102 mins. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Widely discussed and praised in Brazil for its compassionate presentation of a black Brazilian middle-class rarely portrayed on the big screen, Coffee With Cinnamon was also the first feature co-directed by a black Brazilian woman (Nicácio). Young Violeta cannot shake off a desire to help her grieving former teacher, while one of her neighbors also suffers an irredeemable loss. Set in Salvador, Bahia, this gentle, multilayered story about a tightly knit neighborhood coming together ranges from understated realism tinged with humor to the edge of horror.