Lose yourself in the award-winning, gorgeous lesbian romance of American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
“One of the biggest lesbian films of the year.” Queerty.com’s “Movies You Shouldn’t Miss”
This sumptuous English-language 1950s period piece recounts the mid-life years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (played by Miranda Otto of “Lord of the Rings”) when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero. It was there that she fell in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares (butched to the hilt by beautifully handsome Brazilian TV star Gloria Pires).
Initial hostilities between the pair make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her.
From renowned Brazilian director Bruno Barreto (“Dona Flor” and “Her Two Husbands”), “Reaching for the Moon” is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.
“Imagines Elizabeth Bishop’s extraordinary relationship with the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares a battle of creative and romantic egos.” New York Times
“The film benefits from a pair of nicely nuanced performances and the simmering intensity it unearths in detailing the lives of these two women.” – TimeOut NY
“An exotic love story becomes an empowering portrait of two highly gifted women who defy social convention.” – Film Journal International
This special Deluxe Edition comes with a Bonus Extra 30-minute “Making Of” featurette!
Audience Award for Best Feature: Frameline
Audience Award for Best Feature: Outfest
Audience Award for Best Feature Film: Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature: Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Audience Award for Favorite Narrative: Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Feature: Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Women’s Feature: Atlanta Out On Film
Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature: Atlanta Out On Film
Audience Award for Best Feature: Tampa Int’l Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Best Feature: Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Best Women’s Feature Film: Pittsburgh Gay and Lesbian Film Fest
Best Feature! Long Beach Q Festival
Best Director, Bruno Barretto, Long Beach Q Festival
Audience Award: Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival