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Brazilian Religious Groups Threaten Boycott Over Netflix Christmas Special With Gay Jesus

Brazilian religious conservatives have threatened to boycott Netflix over 'The First Temptation of Christ,' a LGBTQ-friendly Christmas comedy special from the popular Brazilian comedy troupe Porta dos Fundos, which pokes fun at religious pieties and the Catholic Church.

First ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Trailer Brings Back Gal Gadot’s Warrior

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins brought the first look of 'Wonder Woman 1984' to Brazil on Sunday.

From Brazil to Mexico: Shooting Stars South of the Border for Films

Versatile locales, experienced crews and generous incentives in these five regions offer an irresistible lure to Hollywood tentpoles, international art house titles and high-concept Netflix projects.

Brazil’s Film Sector Up in Arms Over Jair Bolsonaro’s Censorship Threat

The crisis in the Brazilian movie industry is far from over. ANCINE (Agência Nacional do Cinema), the federal film funding agency, has come under repeated threats in the last few months.

How ‘Port Authority,’ the First Cannes Fest Film Featuring a Black Trans Woman, Was Cast

The casting team for the movie directed by Danielle Lessovitz and produced by Martin Scorsese, shares their process behind finding the talent for what is the Cannes Film Festival's first movie featuring a black trans woman.

Cannes Hidden Gem: ‘Invisible Life’ Captures Feminist Take on Rio de Janeiro

Karim Aïnouz drew on childhood memories of his single mother for her film 'The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão.'

Cannes: Can Female Directors Break the Action-Thriller Glass Ceiling?

Nowhere is the gender gap between male and female filmmakers as glaring as in the thriller genre. Of the more than 160 thrillers on offer at the Cannes Film Market this year, just nine — less than 6 percent — are directed by women. The figure reflects the industry at large.