Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus)
Oscar-winning retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, complete with eye-popping photography and a ravishing, epochal soundtrack.
Director: Marcel Camus
Cast includes: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn
100 mins / 1959 / Brazil/France/Italy, Subtitles
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 eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.
How you can support the Electric Palace:
- Book a ticket to a screening
- Become an official Friend of the Electric Palace
- Hire the cinema for a private party
- Buy a gift voucher
- Donate to the cinema
- Sign up to our enewsletter
- Support us on social media by sharing our posts and events