Reaching for the Moon

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Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon

A CHRONICLE OF THE TRAGIC LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN AMERICAN POET ELIZABETH BISHOP AND BRAZILIAN ARCHITECT LOTA DE MACEDO SOARES.

Year: 2013

Duration: 118 minutes

Genre: Drama

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Writer: MATTHEW CHAPMAN & JULIE SAYRES

Producer: LUCY BARRETO & PAULA BARRETO

Director: BRUNO BARRETO

Moody and atmospheric, Reaching for the Moon is the story of the unlikely and often tumultuous relationship between two extraordinary women: American poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) and Lota de Macedo Soares (Gloria Pires). Struggling with writer’s block, Bishop opts for a “geographic cure” and travels from New York to Rio de Janeiro to visit her college friend, Mary. There Bishop meets Mary’s partner, Lota, and the two women become embroiled in a tempestuous relationship that will span decades.