As The Academy Awards approach, we thought it would be nice to highlight some films that have received cinema's highest honor (via either an Oscar win or nomination). The film to kick it off? The incomparable Black Orpheus.
This 1960 Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language film retells the timeless Greek myth of Orpheus using lush Rio De Janiero as it's backdrop and an all-black cast.
Black Orpheus is the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, a couple whose love is destined, yet ill-fated. The charismatic leads, Breno Mello and Marpessa Dawn, sizzle on screen while the rhytmic Bossa Nova soundtrack is sure to keep your ears pleased.
Take a trip to Brazil without leaving your living room couch and marvel at the beauty of this classic film. Romeo and Juliet eat your hearts out!