GenreBiography, Drama, Romance Duration LanguagePortuguese
Release dateAugust 16, 2013 (2013-08-16) (Brazil) WriterMatthew Chapman (screenplay), Julie Sayres (screenplay), Carmen L. Oliveira (based on the novel "Flores raras e banalissimas" by), Carolina Kotscho (based on the screenplay by) AwardsGrande Premio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Actress CastMiranda Otto (Elizabeth Bishop), Glória Pires (Lota de Macedo Soares), Tracy Middendorf (Mary Morse), Treat Williams (Robert Lowell), Marcello Airoldi (Carlos Lacerda), Lola Kirke (Margaret) Similar moviesIt's in the Water, The Wolf of Wall Street, Another Gay Movie, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, C.R.A.Z.Y., Saved!
Reaching for the moon trailer
Reaching for the Moon (Portuguese: Flores Raras, "Rare Flowers") is a 2013 Brazilian biographical drama film directed by Bruno Barreto. The film is based on the book Flores Raras e Banalíssimas (in English, Rare and Commonplace Flowers), by Carmem Lucia de Oliveira.
The film dramatizes the love story of the American poet Elizabeth Bishop and the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Set largely in Petrópolis between the years 1951 and 1967, the film tells the story of Bishop’s passionate and often tumultuous life with Soares in Brazil.
Reaching for the moon diva exclusive clip the 2nd kiss
Glória Pires as Lota de Macedo Soares
Miranda Otto as Elizabeth Bishop
Tracy Middendorf as Mary Morse
Treat Williams as Robert Lowell
Marcello Airoldi as Carlos Lacerda
Lola Kirke as Margaret
Luciana Souza as Joana
Tânia Costa as Dindinha
Marianna Mac Nieven as Malu
Reaching for the Moon had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, before screening at Tribeca Film Festival and opening the 2014 Mardi Gras Film Festival.
Following the sold-out screenings at Mardi Gras Film Festival, distributor Leap Frog Films announced it was planning a limited release across Australia in 2014.
The International distribution rights are being licensed by Cinema Management Group.