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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (City Lights)

Politics and sports mix to surprising effect in Brazil's official entry for last year's Foreign Language Film Oscar, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (opening April 11 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) . It's 1970. Brazil is torn between giddy excitement over the country's third appearance in the World Cup, and despair over an increasingly repressive dictatorship. These elements provide the backdrop for a very intimate story of one young boy's coming of age.

April 13, 2008 at 04:23 PM
This sounds like another good movie with similar theme to Machuca and Duck Season.

Beth Accomando
April 14, 2008 at 06:13 AM
Good call on those other films, especially Duck Season. Both Year and Duck Season spend a good amount of time showing kids on their own just being kids, but with politics and deeper social significance held in the background. Wish I had remember those. Thanks Max!

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