Anchored by critically-acclaimed lead performances from Miranda Otto (“War of the Worlds”, “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”, “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”) and Glória Pires (“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “If I Were You”), Director Bruno Barreto’s romantic period drama “Reaching for the Moon” debuted on DVD February 11, 2014 from Wolfe Video.
An intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, the film is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (Otto), who travels to Brazil where she encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Pires). Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her.
“Reaching for the Moon” has already garnered numerous awards on the film festival circuit, including Audience Awards for Best Feature at the 2013 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, Frameline37 – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the 2013 Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, and the 2013 Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The film was also an official selection at 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.
Watch it here on Lesbian.com: Reaching for the Moon