New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Poster

Dona Flor and Her
Two Husbands

November 10, 2000 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Brazilian, 1977, 106 minutes, color, 35mm)
(In Portugues with English subtitles)

Directed by Bruno Barreto
Starring Sonia Braga, Jose Wilker, Mauro Mendonca

This Brazilian comedy follows the strange events that befall Dona Flor after the death of her wild, irresponsible husband. Attempting to marry more wisely the second time around, she weds a stable, but boring pharmacist, only to be visited by the sexy ghost of her late husband. The movie, which explores Brazilian culture, was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film.